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The 35-45 Year Old Health Check – (Part 2)- The History


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Many people have come to think that the bulk of a health check consists of blood tests.  While blood tests are very important and have their role, they are by no means the be all and … Continue reading

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The 35-45 Year-Old Health Check – (Part 1) – Why is it so important?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD  As I mentioned in my previous post, the obesity epidemic, one of the most common presentations of the 35-45 year old  patient is for a ‘general health check’.  There is something about this age that makes … Continue reading

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Excuses not to Exercise – Part 1 – Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD As a doctor I spend a lot of my day listening to excuses as to why people can’t exercise.  As I have repeatedly reinforced in previous posts, exercise is one of the most important treatments … Continue reading

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Chest Pain – Part 3 – still more types of chest pain?


By Julian Booker, MD As much as I may not want to admit it, there are other things that can cause chest pain other than issues with your cardiovascular system. Most of these things annoy me because they don’t deal … Continue reading

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It has been a year since my last visit. Don’t I need another echo?


By Julian Booker, MD The first thing that must be stated about the echocardiography appropriate use guidelines is that they are just that…guidelines. They are designed to provide direction but still be vague enough to allow flexibility in their interpretation … Continue reading

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Breakfast


By Murtaza Ahmed MD There are many different ideas, misconceptions and somewhat plain untruths out there about breakfast.  You’ve probably heard it being referred to as ‘the most important meal of the day’ or been told that a big breakfast … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 3 – The Dreaded ‘Flail leaflet’


By Mustafa I Ahmed MD What is Flail Leaflet?  Think of the mitral valve in mitral valve prolapse as a parachute. The canopy of the parachute is rounded, like a mitral valve prolapse valve (where as in a normal valve … Continue reading

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Mitral Valve Prolapse – Part 2, What’s happening to the valve?


By Mustafa I. Ahmed, MD When initially described as a relatively common cause of mitral valve disease in the 1950’s, mitral valve prolapse (MVP) was known as ‘floppy valve syndrome.’ The underlying process making the valve floppy is technically termed … Continue reading

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