Cardiovascular Disease Specialist Clarksdale MS

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine.

Andrea Lea Smith
(662) 624-5464
785 Ohio Avenue
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Gus D Berryhill
(662) 627-7438
860 Desoto Avenue Ext
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology

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Roger D Weiner
(662) 621-1915
785 Ohio Ave
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Angel Rodriguez, MD
401 1 East Alcorn Drive
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1990

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Harry Edwards Dayton, MD
(601) 483-2866
1521A 22nd Ave
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Cardiology & Internal Med

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Pat S Burke
(662) 627-2231
645 Evelyn Ave
Clarksdale, MS
Specialty
General Practice, Cardiology

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Roger David Denby Weiner, MD
(610) 595-3360
785 Ohio Ave Ste 3D
Clarksdale, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1973

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Kerry Dean Morgan, MD
(901) 767-6765
203 Alcorn Dr
Corinth, MS
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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Lynn Leatherwood
(228) 832-5151
15286 Community Rd
Gulfport, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Billy Morris Wansley, MD
(228) 435-2311
711 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Biloxi, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Gulf Coast Comm Hosp, Biloxi, Ms; Biloxi Reg Med Ctr, Biloxi, Ms

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New Ways to a Healthy Heart

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By Kris Kucera

Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine. In the first study, conducted at the University of Cambridge, researchers charted the vitamin C plasma concentrations of more than 20,000 Europeans between the ages of 40 and 79 for nearly a decade and documented their rates of stroke. “People in the top 25 percent of vitamin C concentrations had a 42 percent lower risk of stroke over 10 years versus those in the bottom 25 percent,” says lead researcher Phyo Myint, MD. “And the effect was independent of major classical risk factors.” Noting that few studies show vitamin C supplements alone prevent stroke, Myint posits that other goodies found naturally in fruit and vegetables, such as bioflavonoids and plant sterols, probably play important complementary roles in stroke prevention.

The second study, at Harvard Medical School, examined more than 1,700 people with hypertension over an average of five and a half years. It found that the participants with vitamin D deficiencies were twice as likely to have heart attacks, strokes, or other serious cardiovascular events than the participants with normal vitamin D levels. Most experts agree that 15 minutes of sun each day or 1,000 mg daily of vitamin D supplements will give you what you need.

Author: Kris Kucera

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