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Category: Cardiovascular

L’Shana Tova: Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah and beyond

With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes a customary heap of symbolic food offerings. Chief among these is the combination of apples dipped in honey.

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Why Take the Stairs?

When Mayor Bloomberg announced his new initiative to encourage new constructions to make stairs more accessible, a storm of opinions and “nanny-state” comments were thrown around. But why did it evoke the heated reactions?  

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Keeping fit on vacation

Vacations and traveling can be refreshing and energizing but they can also leave us feeling a bit heavier upon return home. My dad used to tell me, “there are no calories on Holidays” and like so many others I take advantage of times with friends and family or on vacation as times to splurge and […]

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Chinese Medicine and nutrition: Your marathon prep guide

Unfortunately, I will not be joining the 47,000 runners this year in the New York City Marathon, but all the marathon excitement has made me think about what Chinese medicine has to offer all the lucky runners who are “in” this year. There are certain key organs and substances that when strengthened, can benefit a […]

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Get well soon Rosie!

According to the American Heart Association 400,000 women die of heart disease each year. That’s 10 times more than die of breast cancer and yet heart disease is not something most women are vigilant about. So when Rosie O’Donnell, spoke publicly about suffering a heart attack recently, she described a reaction that is all too […]

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8 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Circulation

Do your hands and feet ever get noticeably colder than the rest of you? Maybe you wake up before your extremities do? Perhaps you get pins and needles if you sit for too long? These are all signs of mild circulatory problems that many of my patients ignore or dismiss as a minor inconvenience. However […]

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Exercise at Home with the Swiss Fitness Ball

Get on the Ball. Patients often ask me for advice about an exercise regimen that’s reasonable and that they’ll be able to stick to over the longterm. In fact just this week a patient asked me to help her come up with a program. So we talked about some of the ways she could support […]

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Recovering from a Stroke – A Patient’s Story

I asked our YinOva Center patient Jane to write today’s blog entry. Jane is a woman I am proud to know. Having suffered a stroke she took full responsibility for her own healing in a profound way. She sought out the best of conventional and complementary medicine in order to create her own path to […]

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