Is Sugar Really Toxic?

April 08, 2012

One of the big health discussions in the news this week is about a story which aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.  Popular medical journalist Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of clinical pediatrics and endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Lustig says sugar, in any form, is responsible for many of the illnesses plaguing Americans including...

Chocolate Eaters are Thinner: New Study

April 02, 2012

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center recently held a Wine and Chocolate Tasting event for the community to highlight the heart healthy benefits of wine and chocolate and educate the public about staying heart healthy.   A new study shows an additional benefit to eating chocolate, being thin. According to a the study from the Department of Medicine at the University of...

Weight Loss Surgery Helps to Eliminate Diabetes

March 27, 2012

Two studies, released Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, compare the impact of weight loss operations to medicines alone for reversing Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity.  According to the findings of each report, weight loss surgeries, like Lap Band, are more effective at helping patients normalize their blood sugar levels than medicine.  In one case, a patient was able...

Daily Aspirin Could Prevent Cancer and Metastasis

March 21, 2012

A low dose daily aspirin has long been associated with protecting against heart attacks and stroke.  Now, new research points to the long-term and short-term benefits of preventing cancer, as well as reducing metastasis or the spread of cancer.  In three papers published by the U.K. medical journal The Lancet, Peter Rothwell of University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, and...

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Atypical

February 24, 2012

Chest pain, discomfort, and numbness in the left arm have long been associated as the “hallmark symptoms” of a heart attack.  These symptoms are triggers not only in the mind of the patient, but also the medical staff admitting and treating the patient, to first look at the possibility of a heart attack.  What if these symptoms aren’t there? Women more likely to have a heart attack...