cholesterol http://wrvo.org en Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life http://wrvo.org/post/angioplasty-how-balloons-can-save-your-life <p>If bent the right way, a balloon can be used to make an animal. If pumped with hot air, a balloon can be used to fly. Balloons have many different functions, mostly in the realm of fun. But, balloons have also been used to save lives through a procedure known as <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/angioplasty/">angioplasty</a>.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=16286">Dr. Amar Krishnaswamy</a> discusses angioplasties. Dr. Krishnaswamy is an interventional cardiologist in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and interventional cardiology.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Krishnaswamy.</p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 53708 at http://wrvo.org Angioplasty: How balloons can save your life 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? Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds http://wrvo.org/post/smartphone-app-can-check-cholesterol-60-seconds <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in upstate New York have created an <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/video/smartphone-app-uses-camera-to-check-cholesterol-level" target="_blank">app that will allow users to test their cholesterol </a>levels through a blood sample that’s analyzed directly through their smartphone. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:36:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49251 at http://wrvo.org Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds