Nov. 19, 2007
Dr. John Ho, a cardiologist at Cooper Clinic in Dallas, joins us today to talk about heart health. In addition to discussing specific steps we can take to avoid heart disease, we’ll also explain what tests can be taken to detect heart disease, and what treatment options are available if heart disease is identified.
We’ll also discuss a new study that indicates taking cholesterol-lowering medication might increase the risk of cancer.
And why having a hostile personality takes a toll on your heart.
Also, we explain how to calculate maximal heart rate.
Dr. Ho answers listeners' calls.
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