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Atherosclerosis: How to Avoid it!

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice on September 09, 2015

Last week we discussed how atherosclerosis results in organ damage or death. This is something we all want to avoid. Unfortunately, the medical profession is guilty of putting forth inaccurate information regarding our diet. One evidence that this has been done is the fact that heart disease, secondary to atherosclerosis, is still the number one killer in the US, just as it was when I was[...]

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Atherosclerosis: How to Avoid it!

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Medical Advice on September 09, 2015

Last week we discussed how atherosclerosis results in organ damage or death. This is something we all want to avoid. Unfortunately, the medical profession is guilty of putting forth inaccurate information regarding our diet. One evidence that this has been done is the fact that heart disease, secondary to atherosclerosis, is still the number one killer in the US, just as it was when I was[...]

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Top 7 Co-Morbid Factors Of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Co Morbid Factors of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, CVI, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Pulmonary Hypertension, Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency, What is CVI on December 10, 2014

Most disease states do not stand alone. What this statement means is that there are usually other illnesses, or symptoms or signs of other illnesses that are present when one considers a given health problem. For example, people with congestive heart failure may have chronic fatigue, difficulty with breathing, or kidney dysfunction. These entities could be called co-morbid factors of[...]

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Understanding Types of Leg Ulcers Caused By Varicose Veins And How To Treat Them - Part 2 Of 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Ulcers, Medical Advice, Varicose Veins, Venous Ulcers on March 27, 2014

As we discussed in Part 1 of our discussion on leg ulcers, which you can access here, there are two types that are caused by leg ulcers. We’ve already talked about arterial leg and foot ulcers in Part 1 and today, we will discuss venous ulcers.

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Learning About Peripheral Artery Disease

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Circulatory Illnesses, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Peripheral Artery Disease on February 10, 2014

Like many circulatory illnesses, peripheral artery disease (PAD) can manifest many confusing symptoms and side effects. As with risk factors for other venous disease, the risk factors for PAD are highly variable, and numerous diagnostic methods must be employed to help doctors understand exactly what’s going on in each case.

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Understanding The Circulation System [Simplified]: By What Mechanism[s] Does Blood Return To The Heart? - Part 1 of 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Circulation, Blood Clots, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Venous Circulation on January 02, 2014

Have you ever wondered or even thought about this question? Most of our lives we are in an upright position, either standing or sitting.

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The Health Care Dilemma – A Plan for a Simpler, More Cost Effective Policy Which Will Result in Improved Health Care in the U.S. – Part 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Affordable Care Act, American Health Care, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Obamacare on December 05, 2013

The downside to the proposed new system [see previous articles] is people without insurance or ready cash would not be able to choose where they went for their care. However, THEY WOULD GET CARE, and expert care at that. Again, POOR PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A PLACE TO GO FOR EXPERT CARE, EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD NOT PAY FOR IT.

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The Health Care Dilemma – A Plan for a Simpler, More Cost Effective Policy Which Will Result in Improved Health Care in the U.S. – Part 3

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Affordable Care Act, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Health Care for Americans, Medical Advice, Obamacare on December 03, 2013

The first principle of the proposed new policy would be that NO ONE WOULD BE DENIED COVERAGE, regardless of their insurance or monetary status. Here is how it would work.

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The Health Care Dilemma – A Plan for a Simpler, More Cost Effective Policy Which Will Result in Improved Health Care in the U.S. – Part 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Affordable Care Act, American Health Care, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Obamacare on November 28, 2013

First of all, I want to make one thing clear. In my 44 years as a physician plus 4 more as a medical student I have NEVER seen a doctor turn ANYONE down in times of an emergency or a serious illness, REGARDLESS of the patient’s insurance status. The bickering, finger-pointing, and accusations to the contrary that have occurred on both sides of the political aisle in recent years continue to[...]

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The Health Care Dilemma —A Plan for a Simpler, More Cost Effective Policy Which Will Result in Improved Health Care in the U.S. - Part 1

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Affordable Care Act, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Health Care Alternatives, Medical Advice, Obamacare on November 26, 2013

This will require more than one article- health care is a big subject. Before we come to a conclusion of how to repair the current system and show the reasons why this plan is fair and will work, I have to establish some “street cred” so that readers will understand that I am proposing the solution because I have the experience to state that this proposal will be significantly better than the[...]

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