Archive for November, 2009

Obesity, Heart Disease and IMT testing

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by drebanks in Heart Disease, Obesity

HeartSmart IMT and the “Biggest Loser”
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IMT  technology was used as part of the extensive cardiovascular pre-screening performed on all of the contestants
 on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” television series. 
 
The goal was to heighten the awareness of the increased risk obesity and excess body fat causes for cardiovascular disease.
 
These scans were performed by a prominent Beverly Hills cardiologist, who sent the images to heartSmart for analysis, IMT measurement and reporting.
 
But, you don’t have to go to Beverly Hills to take advantage of this life-saving technology.  It is available right here in Connecticut at Alternity Healthcare.
 
For more information on IMT testing and our Advanced Cardiovascular Screening, 

 

Women Need Testosterone Too!

Although estrogen remains the central female hormone most frequently used in both wellness and disease prevention, much less controversy surrounds the use of testosterone in women, though the evidence either supporting or discouraging its use is scarce. Nicknamed ‘‘the hormone of desire’’ and promoted in the popular media as the rescuer from the plight of decreasing libido in aging women, testosterone has gained rapid acceptance in the prevention and wellness arenas at a time when controversy and confusion surround estrogen and progesterone therapies. Read the rest of this entry »

Obesity, Heart Disease and IMT testing

Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by drebanks in Blog, Heart Disease, Obesity

HeartSmart IMT technology was used as part of the extensive cardiovascular pre-screening performed on all of the contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” television series. The goal was to heighten the awareness of the increased risk obesity and excess body fat causes for cardiovascular disease. These scans were performed by a prominent Beverly Hills cardiologist, who sent the images to heartSmart for analysis, IMT measurement and reporting. But, you don’t have to go to Beverly Hills to take advantage of this life-saving technology. It is available right here in Connecticut at Alternity Healthcare.

For more information on IMT testing and our Advanced Cardiovascular Screening, click here.

Testosterone is Essential for Optimal Health

Posted on 16. Nov, 2009 by import in Blog, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Type-2 Diabetes, Youthful Aging

A realization is dawning in clinical medicine that testosterone has a prominent role in maintaining good health.  That is not to say that more is always better.  Just like other readily understood areas of human existence, there is an optimum range, below and above which can be detrimental.  Typically people enjoy environmental temperatures between 40 degrees and 90 degrees.  Temperatures above and below this range cause some discomfort, injury and eventual death.  Even within this “normal” range there exists a smaller range representing the optimal temperature.  Read the rest of this entry »

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