Jun 16

For 1/3rd of heart attack victims, sudden death is the first symptom that something is wrong. But there are clues and factors you can control to reduce your risk. Today Dr Jim talks about the clues, controlling risk factors and explains the process of a heart attack.

Could an automatic external defibrillator, or AED, have saved Tim Russert’s life? Listen now to hear Dr Jim’s opinion…

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May 13

This episode is Life-Saving 101. You or your loved one have 2-3 times the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest if CPR is started on the scene. Dr Jim discusses recent findings on the usefulness of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in your home. He also gives a quick lesson on performing the new and improved CPR without the ‘yuck factor.’

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Apr 28

Are you worried about osteoporosis? Do you already have osteoporosis? What if the treatment only stopped one fracture for every 100 women treated for 3 years. Would you still endure the risk, the expense, and the side effects? Does that sound like a highly effective drug to you? Listen now to hear Dr Jim’s opinion on Fosamax and the newly discovered risk…

HERE is an interesting medical video showing atrial fibrillation in great detail.

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Apr 01

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that the #1 prescribed medication for elevated cholesterol may not work as advertised. How did this drug “of last resort” get to be #1? Is it still a useful medication? Is newer always better? Listen now to learn these answers and more…

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Jan 16

This week Dr Jim discusses news articles and answers listeners’ questions. If you have a health related question, call now at 1877-Dr-Keany. In the news this week Dr Jim discusses the recent study showing Zetia had no positive impact on atherosclerotic plaque build up. Also he discusses the study on increase ER waiting times and sheds some light on the cause. Next he tells all about the new drug Libigel, touted as ‘Viagra for women.’

Dr Jim answers listener phone calls on the topics of lung cancer screening for a former smoker, advice on what to do with a ruptured silicone implant, and the topic of live liver donors and liver transplant. Listen now…

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Dec 09

Research shows that you are less likely to survive a heart attack during December and January than any other month of the year. In this episode, hear why that is true and what you can do to improve your chances of survival.

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Oct 20

Dr Jim speaks with Dr Greg Thomas, cardiologist and local expert in the use of CT scan imaging of the heart. This exciting new technology may allow doctors to see blockages in coronary arteries without the risk of invasive procedures. But what about the risk of radiation? Listen now to find out…

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