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How Does Exercise Relate to Heart Disease?

2016-12-19T18:58:20+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Ask the doctor|

In this series, Dr. Harvey Hahn answers your questions about the heart and health. He is currently the program director for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training program at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering Ohio. Today’s question: How does exercise relate to heart disease?

What Are the Symptoms of Heart Disease?

2016-12-19T21:08:20+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Ask the doctor|

In this series, Dr. Harvey Hahn answers your questions about the heart and health. He is currently the program director for the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training program at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering Ohio. Today’s question: What are the symptoms of heart disease?

What To Do About Back Pain, Part 2

2016-12-19T21:18:39+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Ask the doctor, Lifestyle|

The irony of pain meds As mentioned in Part 1, the human body has the incredible ability to adapt to opiates (pain medications), causing one to take higher and higher dosages over time. Unfortunately, it now seems that high-dose opiates are now associated with interruptions in deep-sleep cycles. It’s counter-intuitive—even the name “narcotics” is derived [...]

What To Do About Back Pain, Part 1

2016-12-19T21:18:01+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Ask the doctor, Lifestyle|

As a chronic pain doctor, I receive a lot of referrals to see patients taking significant doses of pain medications, due to their back pain. However, Lamont’s referral request caught my eye. The note on the referral was from a family practice physician and it read, “Need help with his morphine for back pain! High [...]