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Ask the Doctors - What's the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

September 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What’s the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

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Dear Doctor: My cardiovascular surgeon tells me medicine has mostly abandoned shunt and stent placements as a solution to carotid artery plaques. Instead, doctors are returning to the older “Roto-Rooter” procedure because patient outcomes have proved less problematic. What’s your take on this? Let’s start with an anatomy lesson.  The common carotid arteries are major […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, carotid arteries, Dr. Robert Ashley, endarterectomy, plaque, stents, stroke


Ask the Doctors - Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

March 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

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Dear Doctors: My husband, who never met a gadget he didn’t like, wants our family to switch from regular toothbrushes to electric ones. He insists it’s worth the cost because electric toothbrushes do a better job. Is he right, or is this just an excuse for another fun toy? Can it be both? Research in […]

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Tags: bacteria, brushing your teeth, dentist, dentistry, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, electric toothbrush, gingivitis, gum disease, plaque, teeth, tooth