Heart Condition Articles

Find Irregular Heart Rhythms With Your Apple Watch

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Apple’s new study invites you to get a free app that watches for atrial fibrillation.

A Breakthrough Toward Replacing Dead Heart Tissue

By Kent Peterson 1 Comment

A newly developed “heart patch” may help crippled hearts beat strongly again.

Chronic Communication at Home: Are You Taking Out Frustration on Your Partner?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to deal with emotional outbursts in ways that bring you closer together instead of driving you apart.

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines: What You Must Know

By Kent Peterson No Comments

The high blood pressure number that doubles your heart risk is lower than experts had thought.

Chronic Communication at Home: When Does Being Supportive Turn Into Being Parental?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Don’t let good intentions lead to treating a chronically ill partner like a child. Dr. Gary helps both sides deal with this common issue.

Do You Really Need a Stent?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Surprising findings suggest stents may not help many people who get them.

Talking to Your Doctor: My Lab Results Seem to Be Falling Into a Black Hole

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains what to do if you don't get your test results when they are promised.

Chronic Communication at Home: Agreeing to Disagree

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

When a difference of opinion can’t be resolved, Dr. Gary explains how you and your partner can find a path forward that you both feel good about.

Cholesterol Pills Linked to Diabetes Risk

By Kent Peterson No Comments

New findings may reignite an old debate about the safety of statin drugs.

Self-Reliance: Be Your Own Port in the Storm

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains seven ways to help yourself through life’s difficulties.

Chronic Communication at Work: Should You Try to Hide Fatigue?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If chronic illness saps your energy, Dr. Gary names seven things to consider before you decide how much to say about it.

Feeling Normal: Learn to Be Okay on Days When Things Don’t Feel Okay

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

If you don’t feel right and aren’t sure why, Dr. Gary shares eight ways to rein in runaway health worries.

Newly Diagnosed: Do You Trust Yourself?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Self-trust can help you live successfully with your chronic condition. Dr. Gary tells how to build it.

Chronic Communication at Home: Is There Value in Having an Argument?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to argue in ways that can bring you and your partner closer together instead of driving you apart.

I’m Having Thoughts About My Mortality. What Does That Mean?

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary explains how to choose an attitude about death that can lead to a richer, fuller life.

Talking to Your Doctor: I Didn’t Tell My Doctor What Another Doctor Said About My Medication

By Dr GaryCA No Comments

Dr. Gary tells what to consider before withholding information from your physician.