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  By Paul Goldfinger, MD, FACC (Originally published in 2008, Ocean Grove Record, Steven Froias editor. Also in 2013 on Blogfinger. Some of you may have missed it.) “C’mon doc…let’s take a walk.”  Ordinarily this request wouldn’t seem odd, but it was 2 AM, and the idea of getting some sleep seemed much more sensible. […]

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Part IV: Q & A about hypertension Q: What’s the best device to measure blood pressure? A: We used to use machines that measured BP with mercury inside a glass tube. You need some skills with a stethoscope for those mercury devices. That was the gold standard. Now we rely on automatic electronic machines. Omron […]

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By Paul Goldfinger, MD  (Reposted from Blogfinger.net, 2011) We recently posted a photograph of Central Park after the 1969 Blizzard.  I took that photo from the top of The Mt. Sinai Hospital where I was a resident physician in internal medicine.  An Ocean Grover emailed to say that he was born there in the spring […]

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The New York Times (8/12, Reynolds) “Well” blog reported that a study published last month in PLoS One suggests that “overall, ‘a small dose of exercise’ may be sufficient to improve many aspects of thinking, and more sweat may not provide noticeably more cognitive benefit,” although it will improve aerobic fitness. The study of “101 […]

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