Lan He, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursLan He MD
81 Elizabeth St Ste 501
New York, NY 10013
- Atlantis Health Plan
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
- Empire BlueCross BlueShield
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- MVP Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- New York Downtown Hospital
Can I lower my risk of heart disease if I start exercising when I'm older?
Even if you start working out later in life, you can reap the benefits of heart-healthy exercise. Scientists found that men who begin exercising after 40 get similar long-term advantages from exercise’s ability to lower the risk of heart disease as men who begin training much younger. Men who train with more intensity get greater heart-health benefits, so train like you mean it.
How common is arteriolosclerosis?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
In 2005, complications caused by arteriolosclerosis was one of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States. Because this circulatory disease robs both the heart and brain of important nutrients and oxygen, about 870,000 people died from damage to the heart and brain. In 2008, it was estimated that 1.2 Americans would have a heart attack for the first time, or again. That means in 2008, arteriolosclerosis would cause more deaths than the other leading causes, which include cancer and injury. New advances and improvements made to treatment options have lowered the number of people affected by complications from hardening of the arteries, but this medical condition is still at the top of the list of health issues
What does it mean if a doctor is board certified?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredA board-certified doctor has passed exams in a certain specialty, so it's evidence of skill. The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes 24 areas of medical specialty, including anesthesiology, cardiology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Most of these subgroups will refer you to physicians on their list in your area.
Does that mean you can simply pick one of these names and be assured of having the best doctor? No. But you can be assured that these doctors have passed muster with somebody else besides Aunt Frieda. Personally, I wouldn't go to a doctor who wasn't board certified, and it's one of the first several things I'll investigate when finding a doctor or specialist for my family members. Moreover, I'd prefer a doctor who's been board-certified in a specialty for at least three years.
To find out if a doctor you're seeing or considering is board certified, call The American Board of Medical Specialties at (800) 776-CERT or visit certifieddoctor.org.
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