Columns by Merle Myerson, M.D.
September 2014 - Should I Have Cardiac Testing?
Stress tests can help determine your cardiovascular risk factors
June 2013 - Metabolic Syndrome and Prediabetes
Treating metabolic risk factors can help prevent progression to diabetes.
July 2012 - An Aspirin a Day?
What people with diabetes should know about taking aspirin.
March 2012 - FDA Announces Safety Changes in Labels on Statin Drugs
Treatment remains key to decreasing risk of heart disease.
Dec. 2011 - Cardiovascular Laboratory Testing Q&A
Understanding your lipid results.
Sept. 2011 - Treating Abnormal Lipids
Lifestyle changes, possibly medications required to bring you back to middle ground.
June 2011 - Know Your Blood Pressure
Get the numbers to avoid hypertension.
March 2011 - Triglycerides — The Less "Famous" Lipid
Necessary fat yet another to watch out for.
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This past weekend was my STAR TREK group's anniversary picnic. Our hostess was one of our chapter's newer members, though she's definitely a second-generation member (perhaps since birth!) of the larger organization. She's also dealing with a couple of agressive, quality-of-life-limiting autoimmune conditions, at least one of which has been somewhat mitigated by the effect of bariatric surgery. In the relaxed atmosphere of a group picnic, she was able to explain a bit more about...