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Understanding Resting Heart Rate

By David Dunaief, M.D. How many of us regularly check our resting heart rate, or pulse, and what can we learn from it? Resting heart rate is pretty important. In fact, it may play a role in longevity, heart disease — including heart failure, arrhythmias, heart attacks...

Preventing CKD by loving your kidneys

By David Dunaief, M.D.   Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is much more common than you think. Those at highest risk for CKD include patients with diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and those with first-degree relatives who have advanced disease. But those...

Should you get an annual checkup?

There has been some discussion in the medical community about whether the annual physical exam may have outlived its usefulness. Is it a reflex, or does it have an important role? The answer, I think, depends on how you perceive and utilize this yearly ritual. If...

CKD: A tricky disease

By David Dunaief Chronic kidney disease is much more common than you think. Those at highest risk for CKD include patients with diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and those with first degree relatives who have advanced disease. But those are only the ones at...