Only you are responsible for your weight!

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 22. March 2013 09:00
So now that we have had our basic dimensions measured and our vital signs taken, what have we learned? Let's start with our height and weight. Ouch! We all know that we can't do a thing about our height. We have grown as tall as our genes would let us. You are not responsible for your height. But ou... [More]

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Want to stay healthy... See your Doctor

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 15. March 2013 09:00
Having come to that important moment of self-awareness and realizing that the only person who is responsible for our health is ourselves, that our bodies need maintenance just like everything else in our lives that we would like to sustain, what do we do first? In the never-ending journey of good he... [More]

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Take Responsibility for Your Health

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 8. March 2013 09:40
So what's the next step? What’s the first step we all need to take to be one of those "got things to do" ninety-plus years old folks? The first step is to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for your own health. Your doctor and other care-givers are there to help you with your health. They are not there to ... [More]

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Don't become "pre-op"!

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 1. March 2013 09:00
So how do you keep yourself from being considered "pre-op" by people like me? The ongoing answer to this question will be the subject of many future installments of this blog. It’s what we in the profession refer to as "risk factor modification." It’s what most people think of as prevent... [More]

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So what does it take to have a healthy heart?

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 19. February 2013 09:25
Does it take the best cardiologist money can buy? Does it take regular CT scans to track your calcium score? (More on calcium scores in future blogs.) Does it take a special diet and a personal trainer only George Clooney could afford? What does it take, really? At the risk of sounding hopelessly c... [More]

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Greetings from Dr. S. Russell Vester

by Dr. S. Russell Vester, MD 15. February 2013 08:16
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to post a regular blog on YourCity.MD. This is my first.  I am a cardiac surgeon. For more than a decade I have been the head of one of the country’s largest groups that performs virtually all procedures in the fields of heart, chest and vascular sur... [More]

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