P.A.D. & Chocolate: The Scientific Reason to LOVE Chocolate (even more)

You may already know that dark chocolate (sorry, not milk chocolate or white chocolate) has many proven health benefits. Several scientific studies show that dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure. Dark chocolate also contains powerful antioxidants, which are known to obliterate those nasty free radicals that are implicated in heart disease. Read More

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Facing Amputation? Keep Calm and Call Dr. Lam

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month. Did you know there was such a thing? Well, there is, and with good reason! Although it might not seem like a major issue to most Americans, if you or someone you love is one of the 2.1 million Americans living with limb loss or the 500+ per DAY who are facing an amputation, it becomes a very pressing concern. Read More

Do My Migraines Put Me at Risk for Vascular Disease?

Anyone who suffers from migraines knows that to describe them as painful is a gross understatement. Migraine symptoms can include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. A migraine can take you out and steal an entire day. Or more. Read More

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When a “Healthy Lifestyle” is Not Enough

It’s not uncommon to think about changes we’d like to make in our lives.

When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, we all know the drill: exercise most days of the week; eat a variety of nutritious foods; get enough sleep; keep up with your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar; don’t smoke; limit alcohol. Reducing stress, improving relationships, and developing new interests or hobbies can also contribute to healthy living.

Making healthy lifestyle changes affects not only our risk for disease and the way we feel today but also our health and ability to function independently later in life. Yet making healthy changes is easier said than done. Even when we’re strongly motivated, adopting a new, healthy habit – or breaking an old, bad one – can be terribly difficult. Read More

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How PAD Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

If you are the one out of 20 Americans over the age of 50 who have PAD (peripheral artery disease), your doctor has probably already told you that if left untreated, your PAD puts you at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Read More

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Get Moving! Walking Can Help with PAD

If you have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), you may be tempted to decrease your activity level. After all, PAD can make even simple activities, like walking up a flight of stairs or walking to the mailbox, an excruciatingly painful experience. But staying active is important; for everyone but especially for individuals who have PAD.

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Poor Circulation – And Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

Poor circulation can be defined as an inadequacy of blood flow to a certain area of the body. The body’s circulation system is responsible for sending blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. So when blood flow to a specific part is reduced, you may experience the symptoms of poor circulation. Read More