blood pressure http://wrvo.org en Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? http://wrvo.org/post/cholesterol-good-bad-and-thewine <p>Cholesterol. It’s something we need, but becomes a problem when there’s too much of it. It’s a buzzword often thrown around in advertisements for both food and medication, and something people watch out for in their diets. But what is cholesterol, and why can it be a problem?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/robert-rosenson">Dr. Robert S. Rosenson</a> answers these questions and more. Dr. Rosenson is a professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is also director of cardio-metabolic disorders at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rosenson.</strong></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care 51214 at http://wrvo.org Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the...wine? More salt, more problems, says expert http://wrvo.org/post/more-salt-more-problems-says-expert <p>If your mouth begins to water when you think about pretzels, peanuts and French fries, then you probably like salty foods. If this is true, then you are one of the many who love salt. But while some people understand that too much salt intake isn’t healthy, most don’t realize that cutting back on salt means more than just avoiding the salt shaker during meal time.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Norman Kaplan discusses salt’s effect on the body, and why people should be much more aware of how much salt they are actually taking in. Dr. Kaplan is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he’s been on the faculty for over four decades. His book, <em>Kaplan’s Clinical Hypertension, </em>is currently in its 10<sup>th</sup> edition.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kaplan.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 46120 at http://wrvo.org More salt, more problems, says expert Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker http://wrvo.org/post/cutting-back-sodium-means-more-just-putting-down-salt-shaker <p></p><p><em>Many health professionals recommend eating less salt. But why is too much salt bad for your health? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Norman Kaplan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, whose textbook on high blood pressure, "Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension," is in its 10th edition</em>.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: So when it enters our system, what actually takes place in the body that causes it to have harmful effects on our blood pressure?</em></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:59:26 +0000 WRVO News 46118 at http://wrvo.org Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker