"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
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
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 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: http://extra.msn.com/news.aspx?GT1=34122 Talk about taking the wrong steps. Have you thought about where you’ve been stepping lately? I have. As often happens ...
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 ...
February 11, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Life has causes and effects. What we do matters, particularly when it comes to our health care. Recently, I had a patient who saw me in the office with significant risk factors for heart disease. He was a diabetic and his blood sugars were very out of control. I had to ...
October 26, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman
Freedom is a great blessing. Most Americans believe deeply in the concept of freedom, and while to Bill of Rights guarantees certain freedoms- the vast majority of American’s still find themselves imprisoned. What do I mean by this? What I mean is that although a great many people assume they are ...
October 3, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman