Thu, 25 September 2008
Dr. Tedd Mitchell, President and CEO of Cooper Clinic, and Todd Whitthorne discuss the recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, that men more than 75 years of age not be screened using the PSA test.
Todd and Dr. Mitchell also discuss news from British Journal of Urology International that prostate cancer prognosis is worse in obese men.
Dr. Mitchell discusses the protocol Cooper Clinic follows in testing and evaluating PSA levels in men.
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Category:Health and Wellness -- posted at: 8:08am CDT
Fri, 19 September 2008
Dr. Tedd Mitchell, President and CEO of Cooper Clinic, and Todd Whitthorne discuss heart disease. Dr. Mitchell explains the differences in chronic obstructive disease versus chronic plaque rupture, and how a treadmill stress test is great at helping to diagnosis chronic obstructive disease.
Another great tool is the multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scan. Dr. Mitchell explains how the MCDT scan is less invasive than cardiac catheterization when physicians are trying to determine whether coronary artery disease exists.
New cholesterol blood tests include LDL particle size. Dr. Mitchell explains why the larger LDL particles are safer than small LDL particles, and how LDL particle size can impact cholesterol treatment plans.
Dr. Mitchell and Todd also talk about the need to have an overall view of heart health. Good blood work, imaging techniques, stress testing, genetics, and heredity are pieces to the puzzle in evaluating a patient.