Mrs. Cardiology revisits her shows of 2014 on Cholesterol and Statin Drugs, Spices and Foods to Lower Cholesterol| How Doctor’s Create Perfect Patients|Anallysis of Statins vs. Red Yeast| Guest Expert on the High Cost of Drugs and Another on Stress that Affects Your Heart|Nutrition Tips to Increase Longevity|And She Even Talks About Her Interview with another Plumber’s Wife–REALLY!

 Best Podcasts 2014


05/30/2014     Mrs. Cardiology, Myths and Facts About Fat and  Cholesterol Exposed!

 Mrs. Cardiology, Sunita Pandit, reviews information from both the Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. Government and Nutrition Information from the Harvard Medical School to sort out the myths and the facts about fat and cholesterol. Start of a new series on Fat and Cholesterol.

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statin px06/06/2014      Mrs. Cardiology–Heart Tips Not Tricks, 7 Risks  of Statin Drugs

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has important new safety information on these cholesterol-lowering medications. | FDA is advising those on or about to use statins of these risks: Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss |Risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes |Risk of muscle damage | The Mayo clinic weighs in with additional risks: Neurological side effects and Neurological side effects. JAMA is also weighing in on research on advanced risks of cataracts. Listen in today or to archive later to hear details of the Risks of Statin Drugs that you and your doctor should be investigating.

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06/13/2014         Mrs. Cardiology–5 Spices & Extracts, 5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Did you know there are super foods out there that can lower your cholesterol, spices you can cook with and extracts that you can take, all natural that can possibly lower your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol? Today Mrs. Cardiology explores them in an attempt to create “knowledged” listeners. If you find the information on “5 Spices & Extracts, 5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol,” PLEASE SHARE on social media and with friends who need to take care of their heart.

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Mrs. Cardiology, 5 Steps for Doctors to Create the  Perfect Patient

 Dr. Smiley

 And the patient can help. Sunita Pandit, Mrs. Cardiology and M.D. and Cardiologist, Dr. Santosh Pandit let you know steps doctors can take and patients can help with to facilitate shorter waiting times, dismay over tests and the results and fear over procedures or quality of care.

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07/06/2014         Mrs. Cardiology, Cardiologist Reveals 5 Top Reasons for Prescribing Statins

You have heard the controversy on whether statin drugs are effective, safe or necessary. Today MD Santosh Pandit, Pittsburgh, statin pxPa. Cardiologist explains the top 5 Reasons Why Cardiologist Prescribe Statin Drugs. Hear an explanation of these reasons. I. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease| II. Prevent recurrence of heart attack| III. Prevention of stroke and mini stroke| IV. Patients with diabetes| V. Patients with familial high cholesterol | Also hear 3 risk factors why your cardiologist may decide statin drugs are not for you. | Dr. Santosh Pandit is Board Certified for Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and operates a PRIVATE cardiology practice in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and is on staff at UPMC Passavant Hospital.

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07/27/2014         Mrs. Cardiology–Reviews Efficacy of Statins vs. Red Yeast

Did you know that most statins are made from an ingredient in Red Yeast that can occur naturally? Let’s talk about the efficacy of statins and red yeast and rice in today’s #podcast.

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8/05/2014  Mrs. Cardiology–Benefits and Risks Red Yeast and Rice,  Part 2

red yeast

Red yeast rice (RYR) is made from yeast (Monascuspurpureus) grown on rice. It is a dietary staple in some Asian countries. Processed red yeast rice supplements include red yeast rice extract (RYRE), which is any extract of red yeast rice, and Xuezhikang, an alcohol extract of red yeast rice.| How does it help with cholesterol, diabetes, fatty liver, coronary heart disease?| What are the risks and warnings.| Mrs. Cardiology will investigate the available information with you on today’s show on Benefits and Risks of Red Yeast and Rice.

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8/12/2014  Mrs. Cardiology–Alternative Med Approach to Red Yeast  and Rice

Today Mrs. Cardiology discusses possible interaction with herbs and the Alternative and Complementary Approach to Red Yeast and Rice. Discussion will include information from National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Hear what they say on Key Facts, Safety and Clinical Trials.| Also find resources to check reliability of information on the web about Red Yeast and Rice.

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08/21/2014         Mrs. Cardiology–Award Winning Health Care Author  on Drug Costs

Fran Hawthorne

Fran Hawthorne

 Fran Hawthorne has spent more than 30 years covering health care, finance, and the nexus of business and social activism, as an editor and writer at Fortune, Business Week, the Bergen Record, and Institutional Investor (where she’s now a senior contributing writer). Among her eight award-winning books are “Inside the FDA: The Business and Politics Behind the Drugs We Take and the Food We Eat” and “The Merck Druggernaut” (both published by John Wiley & Sons). In addition, Hawthorne writes regularly for The New York Times, Newsday, The Scientist, and other publications.

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08/29/2014         Mrs. Cardiology–Stress Expert Discusses Stress and Heart Disease

 Laura Crooks is an RN who left patient care and became a certified wellness coach to follow her passion of helping people improve their health and wellness proactively. She will discuss today: good vs. bad stress; how stress affects the heart and body; relaxation and mindfulness; why stress management does not have to be stressful and 5) ways to begin to relax in 2 minutes. | Laura is the author of: “Wellness Made Simple”, available on Amazon.


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Mrs. Cardiology– Red Yeast & Rice Analysis by Complementary Medicine


In the final part of the series on Red Yeast and Rice for Cholesterol Reduction, Mrs. Cardiology discusses analysis of Red yeast rice as a traditional Chinese culinary and medicinal product and how the Alternative and Complementary Medicine Field has analyzed it.

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10/10/2014         Mrs. Cardiology, 8 Heart Nutrition Tips for Increased Longevity

Incorporate these eight tips into your life, and you’ll continue to find that heart-healthy eating is both doable and enjoyable. With planning and a few simple substitutions, you can eat with your heart in mind.

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Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt A Leader in Deep-Mind Transformation, Yoga Instructor

Sanna Carapellotti, MS, CHt
A Leader in Deep-Mind Transformation, Yoga Instructor

10/26/2014          Mrs. Cardiology–Psychology of Stress with Sanna Carapellotti


 The Psychobiology of Stress Everyone has busy lives these days, what does this really mean for our health and happiness/wellbeing. Are we disconnected to this stress?| Today Sanna and Mrs. Cardiology will discuss stress, just one of the Health Panel Topics for Saturday November 1 NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh, “Stay Wise About Health to Get Wealthy.”|Sanna Carapellotti is a master’s level, mind body therapist with a specialty in energy psychology approaches that effect effective life changes. She uses Emotional Freedom technique, Alchemical Hypnotherapy and Hellinger Family Constellation work to help her clients ease life tensions and trauma. |Sanna has a private practice in Mt. Lebanon, creates therapeutic audio programs, has been featured in national magazines and local media, and speaks at your events.

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11/19/2014         Mrs. Cardiology, From One Plumber’s Wife to Another,

Just for fun, Ellen Rohr, plumber’s wife turned Business Makeover Expert will join Mrs. Cardiology to talk about the wive’s experience

Ellen Rohr, the Plumber's Wife

Ellen Rohr, the Plumber’s Wife

in getting involved with their husband’s businesses. After all a cardiologist and a plumber are in the same business but different mediums. Hear them discuss what the pleasures, perils and profit of a wife getting involved in a husband’s business.


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Sunita Pandit, Mrs. Cardiology

Mrs. Cardiology, Sunita Pandit

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