Burning the midnight oil – bad, vacation – good!

Clocking long hours at work? Well, that might earn you brownie points with your boss – but might affect your health in more ways than you thought. A new study from France found people who regularly worked long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially if they worked those hours for 10 years or more. The association seemed stronger for people younger than 50. … Continue reading Burning the midnight oil – bad, vacation – good!

Let’s talk about that baby aspirin!

You might have read several headlines about aspirin recently and wondered how they applied to you. I have had a few patients recently ask me about whether they still need to take their aspirin. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to review where we stand on the evidence for aspirin. To cut the long story short – If you have had a … Continue reading Let’s talk about that baby aspirin!

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!