General Cardiology Health Care

Deeds, not words, getting it done in Kentucky heart attack care

There I was sitting at the computer in between ablation cases. It was a normal Thursday. I was thinking about my next column over at A nurse from the catheterization lab came in and told me that Dr. Dillon was giving a press conference. He was announcing three major initiatives for heart attack care […]

Exercise Healthy Living

In the Prime post: Toward a happier and healthier community

Hi all, It’s a dreary winter day here. It seems a good time to ponder warmer sunny images and hopeful notions. I found a great article on a town in southern Spain. They did something remarkable there. Their transformation, if you will let me use such a word, inspired me to write a short note […]

Healthy Living inflammation Nutrition

In the Prime post up — On healthy eating and one of Cardiology’s biggest errors

Hi all, I have a new post up over at the Courier-Journal’s In the Prime/Voices section. It’s about a new study released this week on heart-healthy eating. I went to the well again on the metaphorical “elephant in the room.” The study was important because it sheds light on one of the biggest mistakes made […]

Healthy Living Uncategorized

How large a role should the ‘community’ play in health?

In Louisville, each Labor Day and Memorial Day, our government embraces health. The Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle turns our Southeastern city into something, well…something that looks a little Euro. Riding with thousands of Kentuckians just days after returning from Munich Germany got me thinking about stuff. Things like walking places, riding bikes safely, public […]