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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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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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Exercise and Coronary Artery Disease – Is it Safe and Should I Be Doing It?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Time after time I come across patients who are suffering from stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who, through no fault of their own, are under the impression that they can’t partake in any form of ‘strenuous’ … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 2 – treatment with lifestyle modification


By Julian Booker, MD You have been to see your healthcare provider and much to your chagrin, you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Naturally, the first thing that goes through your mind is “what does this mean for … Continue reading

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Help! I’m fat and on a diet but can’t seem to lose any weight.


By Murtaza Ahmed MD “I just don’t understand. I’ve tried every diet under the sun, I hardly eat anything, I’m exercising, but I just can’t seem to lose any weight. There must be something medically wrong with me!” This is … Continue reading

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Cravings : What causes them and how to beat them


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD Cravings are probably the biggest reason why diets fail, so it prudent we should spend some time discussing them.  I am actually writing this piece because I myself just spent the past hour battling a … Continue reading

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Why EVERYONE should exercise


 By Murtaza Ahmed MD When it comes to our health, exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal, yet so many of us choose not to utilize it and aren’t gaining the benefits it offers.  … Continue reading

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Ten tips for successful weight loss


By Murtaza Ahmed MD So you’ve made the decision to lose weight and get healthy, you have an idea what you should and shouldn’t be eating and you can’t wait to start seeing the results.  This is great and you … Continue reading

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Why do we gain weight? – Energy Balance


By Murtaza Ahmed MD A lot of the information you read out there on random websites is based on nothing more than people’s opinions or experiences.  Although this can sometimes carry some merit it should be taken very carefully as … Continue reading

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