Charles A. Bertrand, M.D., FACP, DIM-CD (Ret.)
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College
and at the Medical University of South Carolina

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AGING/ELDERCARE BONES CANCER CHILDREN DIET/VITAMINS HEART SEX MISCELLANEOUS
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DO IT YOURSELF HEIMLICH (re-visited )
What is the Heimlich Maneuver and when should you apply it?

HEALTHCARE FOR THE FUTURE
Medicare, preventive medicine, end of life care, insurance... what should it be for the future?

THE EVOLVING ELECTROCARDIOGRAM - PART 1
The history of the EKG

HEALTHY BRAIN FUNCTION
Can you diminish the chance of brain deterioration (Alzheimer's, dementia, stroke)?

FLU VACCINE.... IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME OF YEAR
Should you get a flu shot... and in what form?

WALKING: BIG BENEFITS FOR THE BRAIN
What are the benefits of walking? Does it really help prevent or delay abnormal brain disorders?

HARVARD HEALTH LETTER 2005
Top ten health stories of 2004.

A CHOLESTEROL BONANZA

HEALTH CARE IN AFGHANISTAN
What is the present status of medical care in Afghanistan?

INFLUENZA VACCINATION AND REDUCTION FOR CARDIAC DISEASE AND STROKE AMONG THE ELDERLY

ALCOHOL, STROKE AND HEART ATTACKS - AN UPDATE
Does a moderate amount of alochol help decrease the risk of heart attacks or strokes?

HOW TO PREVENT A STROKE
Recognizing the key factors that may lead to a stroke is a key to possible prevention.

TO SLEEP OR NOT TO SLEEP
What is a really good night's sleep?

TO LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED?
What does it take to become a centenarian?.

HAVE A DRINK (WATER, THAT IS)
Why is water intake so important to our health?

PULMONARY EMBOLISM AND FLYING IN AIRPLANES
Sitting too long without exercise, as in air travel, can be dangerous.

OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY AND ADL
How does exercise help prevent serious medical disorders?

WHEN TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
Who decides when it's time to go to the emergency room, and how fast do you need to get there?

EXERCISE FOR WOMEN
How important is exercise for post-menopausal women?

POSSIBLE NEW TREATMENT FOR HEART ATTACKS
New statin medicines may help lower further heart attacks.

DOES VA HEALTH-CARE MEASURE UP?
For years the VA health care system has received bad press about its quality of health care- but does it deserve a "bad rap"?

STATISTICS -- A PLEASANT SURPRISE ! (STRESS TESTS)
What do stress tests really show?

FLU VACCINE- 2000
What is the effectiveness of the Flu Vaccine, and who should get it?

THE VALUE OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE - IT KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER!!
Regular exercise helps prevent strokes and hip fractures.

LYME DISEASE- TO VACCINATE OR NOT?
Who should be vaccinated to protect again tick-borne lyme disease?

DIAGNOSIS OF HEART ATTACK IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
When you are rushed to the Emergency Room for chest pains, it may or may not be a heart attack. Accurate diagnosis is the key to proper treatment.

ANESTHESIA TODAY- DRAMATIC ADVANCES THE PAST DECADE
Remarkable improvements have occurred in anesthesia, so that you can feel much more comfortable about being "put under."

HOW TO REDUCE THE COSTS OF MEDICINE
What can you yourself do to reduce the costs of the medicine you take?

SHINGLES - PROMISING MEDICINE
With a new treatment, nearly 80% of those who used it in a recent study reported significant or complete pain relief.

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION - DOES IT HELP PREVENT STROKES?
A number of studies show that people who have a drink a day had about half as many heart attacks and anginal pains as those who are abstainers or consume less than a drink per week.

OBESITY AND MORTALITY
Do fat people die earlier than slim people? You might be surprised at the answer.

NEW HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF LUNG CANCER
"A 1999 study -- conducted in New York City at the combined Cornell-Presbyterian hospital centers and published in Britain (The Lancet, vol. 354, pp. 99-105) -- provides genuine hope for early detection of the disease."

KNOW YOUR KNEES
New medicines and treatments for knee injuries promise relief for both youth and the elderly.

USE OF VIAGRA AS TREATMENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IN DIABETIC MEN
Is Viagra as successful as it's "hype" claims?

LIFE SPAN IN THE 20TH CENTURY

AN EGG A DAY?

VITAMINS AND MORE VITAMINS

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND ITS TREATMENT

ANTIOXIDANTS - TO USE OR NOT TO USE?

ALCOHOL INTAKE AND STROKE

THE IMPORTANCE OF INFANT SLEEP POSITION

RX FOR A LONG LIFE

THE EFFECT OF SOME APPETITE SUPPRESSANT DRUGS ON THE HEART

BRITTLE BONES

MEMORY AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

MANAGED CARE - SOLUTION OR PROBLEM?

GET HIP ABOUT HIP FRACTURES

CIGARETTE SMOKING AND HEARING LOSS

THE AGE OF VIAGRA

SUNSCREENS AND SKIN CANCER

Rx FOR EXERCISE

HOW TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK

A NEW TREATMENT FOR PEDOPHILIA

APPENDICITIS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

DOES EATING FISH HELP THE HEART?

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: THE SILENT KILLER

HIPPOCRATES IN THE 20TH CENTURY

HEART FAILURE- WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT ISN'T

HOW ABOUT ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE?

UNDERSTANDING OSTEOPOROSIS

THE DANGERS OF DWD

ALCOHOL AND THE HEART

A "NEW" LAB TEST FOR HEART DISEASE

DEATH IN RUSSIA

INTERFERENCE WITH CARDIAC PACEMAKERS BY CELLULAR TELEPHONES

A DRINK A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY?

CANCER OF THE LIVER

OBESITY, WEIGHT GAIN AND STROKE- IN WOMEN

POST MENOPAUSAL HORMONE THERAPY - THE PROS AND CONS

DOES THE USE OF CELLULAR PHONES CONTRIBUTE TO AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS?

SELENIUM - DOES IT PREVENT CANCER?

WHO TREATS MY HEART ATTACK?





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