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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...

The risks of over-the-counter medications

Use caution and follow the label instructions with NSAIDs and acetaminophen By David Dunaief, M.D. Dr. David Dunaief Most of us keep a few stock items in our medicine cabinets as our “go-to’s” for pain relief, fever or inflammation. In addition to aspirin, among these...

Heart disease prevention

Even small dietary changes move us closer to being ‘heart attack proof’ By David Dunaief, M.D. We can significantly reduce the occurrence of heart disease, the number one killer in the United States, by making modest lifestyle changes. Heart disease is a term that...

Understanding systemic inflammation

C-reactive protein can be measured to identify disease risk By David Dunaief, M.D. One of the most widely studied biomarkers for inflammation in our bodies is high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), also referred to as CRP. High sensitivity means that we can...