Category: Heart Health


"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 ... Read More
January 16, 2010Dr.Kirk Laman



Your Heart’s Age

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 ... Read More
October 26, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman



Rain for the Heart

  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 ... Read More
October 13, 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 ... Read More
June 20, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman


Our steps are important.  Where we choose to go does make a difference.  Just look at what happened to Eliot Spitzer the Former Governor of New York these past two weeks: Talk about taking the wrong steps.  Have you thought about where you’ve been stepping lately? I have.  As often happens ... Read More
March 15, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman


Fitness is an obsession with people in America.  We run, bike, and do a host of activities.  All with the idea of getting into shape.  We want our muscle to be in shape, and even our hearts.  Yet being in shape doesn’t fit into just one package.  We can be ... Read More
February 11, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman


Are you experiencing the effects of the recession?  If you haven’t noticed its been in the news everywhere.  A recession is brewing!  The real estate market is in shambles.  Many people have been laid off of their jobs. A recent MSN report suggests that the economy has really been heading south ... Read More
January 30, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman



Purity of Heart

Our hearts get clouded. They fill up with sticky, troublesome feelings and images. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all experienced those negative emotions- anger, fear, sadness, grief, frustration, anxiety, depression, and many others. Swirling emotions veil us.  They create a wall that keeps us from feeling the way we want ... Read More
January 16, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman



De-Clutter Your Heart

A spring cleaning of the heart- its something we all need. Although it’s not spring yet, we can all find value in cleaning out our hearts now and then. What do I mean by this.  It seems that life tends to clutter our hearts.  We hold onto things we shouldn’t hold ... Read More
January 14, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman


Peace of mind-We’ve all heard this phrase.  It means turning off the mental chatter, slamming the door to the wayward run-away thoughts. You know what I’m talking about.  Who can ignore it what with the frenzied:  shop-till-you-drop, fight to find a mall parking stall, bowel over your neighbor for the last sale- ... Read More
December 11, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman