Heart Condition Articles

Chronic Communication at Home: How to Cope With—and Avoid Giving—Unwanted Advice

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells how to put sensible limits on sensitive topics.

How’s Your Health Literacy?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Get the knowledge you need to take better control of your health.

Chronic Communication at Home: What Happens When You Rehearse a Conversation

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Need to discuss a sensitive subject? Dr. Gary tells how to avoid the trap of thinking you know what your partner will say.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You and Your Partner Spending Too Much Time With Only Each Other?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Isolation can creep up on couples. Here’s why you should invite more people into your life—and how to get started.

Newly Diagnosed: My Self-Esteem Just Took a Hit!

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what you can do if your chronic condition has tarnished the way you feel about yourself.

Chronic Communication at Work: I Have a Condition That Affects My Coworkers

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to do if you’re uncomfortable about needing extra help at work.

Chronic Communication at Home: Texting? How About Talking?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Learn how texting can lead to misunderstandings about sensitive topics like your health and your relationship.

A Better Way to Lower Your Heart Risks?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Two heart-healthy measures may work better together than either one does alone.

All That Guilt. What’s It Getting You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you make a mistake in your self-care, here’s how to get past the guilt and move forward.

“My Health Condition Has Changed Me. I Don’t Recognize Myself.”

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Are you worried about chronic illness affecting your appearance? Dr. Gary's insightful advice can help restore your peace of mind.

Heart Pump May Restore Heart Health

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Groundbreaking research finds that severe heart failure may sometimes be reversed—eliminating the need for a transplant.

Newly Diagnosed: Is It Okay to Ask, “Why Me?"

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Asking this tough question about your illness is perfectly normal. Dr. Gary explains how it may help you cope with your condition.

Is Your Doctor Talking to You or Clicking at You?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let the computer in the examination room compromise your care. Dr. Gary tells what you can do if technology comes between you and your physician.

Understanding Premature Ventricular Contractions

By Tom Betar No Comments

Premature ventricular contractions are essentially heartbeats that occur before they should. If they happen frequently or if you have a preexisting heart condition, they are a cause for concern.

Banishing Belly Fat

By Amy Campbell No Comments

There are hidden health hazards lurking in belly fat. Here’s how you can reduce it.

Chronic Communication at Home: It’s So Easy to Place Blame

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how you can avoid the blame game and strengthen your relationship with your partner.