Hookah smoking ain’t that cool after all!

In a recent scientific statement published in the journal Circulation by the American Heart Association, a group of cardiologists, epidemiologists and public health experts have summarized data available for adverse effects of hookah smoking or water pipe use and have come out strongly against it. Hookah use is on the rise among teens and young adults in the US and the practice is commonly misperceived by … Continue reading Hookah smoking ain’t that cool after all!

Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

Whether you take it scrambled or fried – or with hollandaise sauce on the side – you are in for some good news! Despite a lot of fake news about eggs being bad for your ticker, a meta-analysis of available evidence on this topic shows that it is not, if consumed in moderate amounts. And except if you have diabetes. Apologize for the qualifiers! We … Continue reading Egg Benedict on a Sunday? – Eat your heart out!

The Maze of Specialty Healthcare

As a physician training in cardiology, it is sobering to witness the inefficiencies of our healthcare system, and the resulting barriers to high-quality specialty care faced by our patients. While patients feel the brunt of this broken system, other stakeholders including physicians, healthcare systems, and payers, don’t have it easy either. The ‘system’ seems to work against everyone. Lets walk in the shoes of each … Continue reading The Maze of Specialty Healthcare