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Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

Cold Extremities: Why Do I Have Cold Hands and Feet?

If you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But because circulation problems may be to blame, it’s

Gender Differences in Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but the risks and treatment of heart disease differ significantly between the genders.

Unfortunately, awareness of these differences is still relatively poor in the general public, says cardiologist Holly Andersen, MD, director of Education and

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.

Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding

Gender Differences in Heart Disease Put Women at a Disadvantage

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death for men and women in the U.S., but the risks and treatment of heart disease differ significantly between the genders.

Unfortunately, awareness of these differences is still relatively poor in the general public, says cardiologist Holly Andersen, MD, director of Education and

Keep in Mind Other Causes of Depression

Blood pressure? Check.
Heart rate? Check.
Depression screening?
The next time you see your primary care physician, don’t be surprised if he or she asks about your mood. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability, and new guidelines released in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that

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