Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

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r. Chip Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine, in New Orleans, LA, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which demonstrates reduction in cardiovascular disease risks and health care costs when health and wellness programs are promoted in the work setting, reaping great benefits for employers....

Scientific Decision Making, Policy Decisions and the Obesity Pandemic

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Dr. James Hébert, Professor of Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which clarifies the definition of obesity and the measurement of risk factors in an attempt to develop study designs appropriate to treat the alarming obesity pandemic. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dylndrt

Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

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Dr. Arthur Menezes from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Center in New Orleans, LA, examines the risk factors of atrial fibrillation in an article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, most notably involving metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, increased vitamin D, and possibly Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d8qsnfm

Statins in heart failure: The paradox between large randomized clinical trials and real life.

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Dr. Paloma Gastelurrutia, a researcher at Germans Trias i Pujol Health Research Institute, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses her article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares the results of clinical trial studies and long term follow-up with real-life cohorts of patients using statins. Large clinical trials did not show success with statins, but cohort studies revealed more optimistic results. Available at:...

The Obesity Paradox, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, a cardiologist from Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, discusses an article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides further evidence for the validation of the obesity paradox. Previous study results may be misleading if fitnessof the patient is not also considered.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00266-2/fulltext

Fasting Plasma Glucose and Risk of Stroke in Men

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Description: Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of hyperglycemia and risk of stroke in asymptomatic men. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/6efez5x

Body Composition and Coronary Heart Disease - An Obesity or Lean Paradox?

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Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of body composition and coronary heart disease mortality. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3to6x5q .

Comparison of Body Habitus With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the Registry to Evaluate PAH Disease Management

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One will discover on review of the video link, a discussion by the primary author of the study, Charles D. Burger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida, in conjunction with his article appearing in the February 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/4vpzj4r ). The author provides the basis and background of the research, highlights the primary findings of the study and explores the potential implications of the results.