Why is it so hard to be consistent? Why is it so hard to do the things you know you need to do. We know if we have health problems we should eat better, exercise, and reduce our stress. Why aren't we consistent?
January 27, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman
"Can't I just take a pill to get my cholesterol down?" A middle aged man said this to me recently in the office. He has cravings for double chocolate ice cream sundies 3-4 times a week. He has known heart disease with a previous stent placed in one of his coronary ...
January 16, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman
Not long ago I had a young patient that I saw in the Emergency Room with a heart attack. He was a heavy man in his early forties. He worked full time at Walmart but had no health care insurance. He said he was trying to raise 4 kids and ...
January 6, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman
The past is gone, like a soap bubble burst. And the future? Its a mysterious dream, not yet real. All we really have is the present, this touchable moment. We’ve all heard the phrase: live in the present. And while this is important, we also have to consider how are we ...
November 20, 2009Dr.Kirk Laman
What is real health. If a person can exercise to a high level, does this mean their heart is healthy? Do any other factors play a role in true heart health? Some people think age plays a role in health. If a person is young then they must be healthy? Right? In ...
October 26, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Human beings worry. They fret over the changes and happenings of life, Money woes, illness, separation and divorce- our hearts struggle with these difficulties. When hearts struggle they can become sick. It is a well known medical fact that stress produces heart disease. Notice I said produces. As doctors we no ...
October 13, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Life is interesting. It is like clouds. It moves this way and that. But you can’t keep your finger on it. You can’t control it. Just the moment you think you’ve got it where you want it and then it shifts. The cumulus clouds come piling in, their lower edges tinted, ...
October 4, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Life is complex. Often times it is mysterious. Sometimes things look fine on the outside but deeper troubles lurk beneath the surface. The unexpected death of Tim Russert is a good example of how something can be “more than meets the eye.” On the outside Tim’s health seemed OK. According ...
June 20, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Our hearts can be disfigured. They can be troubled and tormented. Our hearts can be squeezed and distressed emotionally and psychologically to such a degree that finally they begin to whither under the strain. They crack or even break. The experience of having a “Broken Heart” is real. Losing a loved one, struggling ...
April 14, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Your heart knows. It knows what you need to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. The trouble is most of us rarely listen to our hearts. We’re too busy. We go here. We run there. We look everywhere for the answers, but we ignore our real intelligence. Did you know that your ...
March 30, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman