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The Truth about Vitamin D and COVID-19

16 Mar 2021

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Statins Have a Proven Track Record

25 Nov 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Can Avocados Lower My Cholesterol?

12 Feb 2020

There aren’t many well-done nutrition studies. Many studies are observational and rely on questionnaires to figure out what people eat. There are very few randomized trials because these are hard...

The "Polypill" and Cardiovascular Disease

25 Oct 2019

The idea of a polypill was first proposed nearly 20 years ago and the idea was a simple one. Make one pill that contained a baby aspirin, a cholesterol medication, and blood pressure pills. Rather...

A User’s Guide to Understanding Your Cardiologist

15 May 2019

When talking about heart disease, you often hear several different terms being bandied about and very often no one actually explains what they mean. So here is a quick cheat sheet to help you...

Studies About Safety of Exercise are Reassuring

20 Mar 2019

​This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette....

Can you be obese but still be healthy?

8 Feb 2019

In medical speak we talk, not about being fat, but about overweight or obese. We define being overweight as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25, and obesity as having a BMI over 30. Obesity is...

Dissecting the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Campaign

4 Oct 2018

You are probably familiar with the American Heart Association’s "Go Red for Women" campaign. Its goal is to raise awareness about heart disease among women. They have a series of add campaigns that...

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