Lee Kirksey, MD's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/469720 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable but underdiagnosed vascular disorder Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an abnormal enlargement of the aorta at a level below the blood ve Lee Kirksey, MD Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19:43:52 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1224044/Abdominal-Aortic-Aneurysm-treatable-but-underdiagnosed-vascular-disorder http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1224044/Abdominal-Aortic-Aneurysm-treatable-but-underdiagnosed-vascular-disorder Treatment Resistant Hypertension and Renal Denervation Hypertension affects 78 million adults in the US. According to national data 82% of those with hypert Lee Kirksey, MD Fri, 27 Dec 2013 08:39:09 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/990255/Treatment-Resistant-Hypertension-and-Renal-Denervation http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/990255/Treatment-Resistant-Hypertension-and-Renal-Denervation Renal Denervation for Severe Drug Resistant Hypertension High blood pressure or Hypertension is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke in the US and world Lee Kirksey, MD Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:29:20 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/982859/Renal-Denervation-for-Severe-Drug-Resistant-Hypertension http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/982859/Renal-Denervation-for-Severe-Drug-Resistant-Hypertension Do medical innovations always improve patients outcomes-Controlling healthcare costs The Medical device and healthcare industry like other industries in a capital market are driven by pr Lee Kirksey, MD Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:55:48 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/831020/Do-medical-innovations-always-improve-patients-outcomes-Controlling-healthcare-costs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/831020/Do-medical-innovations-always-improve-patients-outcomes-Controlling-healthcare-costs Healthcare system is missing the mark and failing with American Women My good friend Glenna Crooks (see www.glennacrooks.com) is a well known health policy advisor and for Lee Kirksey, MD Sat, 01 Jun 2013 12:49:38 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/785469/Healthcare-system-is-missing-the-mark-and-failing-with-American-Women http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/785469/Healthcare-system-is-missing-the-mark-and-failing-with-American-Women Think your having a heart attack? Do you know what to do? The first minutes after the onset of chest pain or stroke are the most critical. Decisions made durin Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:37:08 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/547070/Think-your-having-a-heart-attack-Do-you-know-what-to-do http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/547070/Think-your-having-a-heart-attack-Do-you-know-what-to-do Think your too young to have a strok, Think again Recently, I read a great article in NY Times that precisely describes the mentality of many unfortuna Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:20:56 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/547068/Think-your-too-young-to-have-a-strok--Think-again http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/547068/Think-your-too-young-to-have-a-strok--Think-again Why health insurance mandates are Necessary...Pro There is no true way to reform healthcare in a meaningful way that does not involve insurance mandate Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:33:51 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/300207/Why-health-insurance-mandates-are-NecessaryPro http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/300207/Why-health-insurance-mandates-are-NecessaryPro Obama Administration halts plans to spy on doctors based upon strong national feedback The Obama administration has decided to halt plans to survey physicians offices largely due to negati Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 03 Jul 2011 08:56:20 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/299961/Obama-Administration-halts-plans-to-spy-on-doctors-based-upon-strong-national-feedback http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/299961/Obama-Administration-halts-plans-to-spy-on-doctors-based-upon-strong-national-feedback Obama Administration to spy on Physicians As we continue in what can only be characterized as a tumultuous time in healthcare the NY Times repo Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:07:21 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/298583/Obama-Administration-to-spy-on-Physicians http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/298583/Obama-Administration-to-spy-on-Physicians New oral anticoagulant, Pradaxa, may replace coumadin lower stroke riks PRADAXA is a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots i Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 30 May 2011 21:00:58 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/293227/New-oral-anticoagulant--Pradaxa--may-replace-coumadin-lower-stroke-riks http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/293227/New-oral-anticoagulant--Pradaxa--may-replace-coumadin-lower-stroke-riks More allegations of unneccesary use of coronary stents-Now in Texas More controversial developments and allegations of unneccesary use of coronary stents are being raise Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:14:34 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/249126/More-allegations-of-unneccesary-use-of-coronary-stents-Now-in-Texas http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/249126/More-allegations-of-unneccesary-use-of-coronary-stents-Now-in-Texas Low Vitamin D levels increase the risk of Heart attack Yet another worry for those folks who don't get enough sun exposure throughout the year. Low vitamin Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:17:57 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/202763/Low-Vitamin-D-levels-increase-the-risk-of-Heart-attack http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/202763/Low-Vitamin-D-levels-increase-the-risk-of-Heart-attack President Obama Smoking addiction reflects national concern www.stopsmokingpresidentobama.com President Obama's recent physical examination documenting his ongo Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:46:55 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/170853/President-Obama-Smoking-addiction-reflects-national-concern http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/170853/President-Obama-Smoking-addiction-reflects-national-concern Heart Disease and women: the myth There is a commonly held belief that heart disease falls low on the list of causes of death and disab Lee Kirksey, MD Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:34:18 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/161514/Heart-Disease-and-women-the-myth http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/161514/Heart-Disease-and-women-the-myth Simple tool to Assess your Risk for Deep Venous Thromboses (DVT) Together Deep Venous Thromboses DVT and Pulmonary Embolus PE may be responsible for more than 100,000 Lee Kirksey, MD Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:09:29 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/144369/Simple-tool-to-Assess-your-Risk-for-Deep-Venous-Thromboses-DVT http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/144369/Simple-tool-to-Assess-your-Risk-for-Deep-Venous-Thromboses-DVT Prevention Gains Momentum: Your Guide to Optimal Health Although we released our book, Your Guide to Optimal Health (www.personalwellnesswheel.com) more than Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:13:47 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/140525/Prevention-Gains-Momentum-Your-Guide-to-Optimal-Health http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/140525/Prevention-Gains-Momentum-Your-Guide-to-Optimal-Health Is Universal Coverage Enough...No!! Like many of you, I have watched intently as the heated debate regarding healthcare reform plays out Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:58:21 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/121077/Is-Universal-Coverage-EnoughNo http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/121077/Is-Universal-Coverage-EnoughNo Will your next xray lead to Cancer? A new article published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that physicians may be over Lee Kirksey, MD Sun, 30 Aug 2009 16:47:12 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/117537/Will-your-next-xray-lead-to-Cancer http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/117537/Will-your-next-xray-lead-to-Cancer Smoking, Hypertension Diabetes lead to Dementia-What's bad for the heart is bad for the Brain Smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes may lead to dementia August 20, 2009 | Allison Gandey A Lee Kirksey, MD Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:46:09 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/115589/Smoking--Hypertension-Diabetes-lead-to-Dementia-Whats-bad-for-the-heart-is-bad-for-the-Brain http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/115589/Smoking--Hypertension-Diabetes-lead-to-Dementia-Whats-bad-for-the-heart-is-bad-for-the-Brain