Dr. Bill Blanchet – Podcasts

 

Mammograms Show Heart Disease

Yes, this is a fact, a true fact.  Unfortunately no one has made this public knowledge before Dr. Blanchet brought this to the air in this recent podcast.  Radiologists who look at your mammogram results can see calcium, or plaque, in breast arteries.  There is a correlation between calcium in breast arteries and calcium, or plaque, in the  heart .  In order to get this information, all we have to do is ask for the radiologist to report on breast arterial calcium every time we get a mammogram.  How simple is this?  Why has no one ever told us this before?  10 times more women die of heart disease than breast cancer.  Pass this along to all of your friends, ladies.  We need to be proactive in this.  Thank you for listening.

Non Traditional Risk Factors for Heart Disease

 

We are all very familiar with common risk factors for heart disease: bad cholesterol, blood pressure, over weight, family history, diabetes, and smoking.  But what if none of these apply to you?  Are you free from heart disease?  The answer to this is: ” Yes, you still may be a candidate for heart disease”.  Please join Dr. Blanchet and Lindsay as they give you some of the other risk factors for hearr disease that not many people are aware of, and many physicians may not tell you much about.

Medical Radiation –  OverExposure ?

Ever wonder how much radiation you are being exposed to during some of the most common medical tests? Are the risks of exposure worth the results the test gives? Often, they’re not. Join Dr. Blanchet and Lindsay as they discuss this very important, but rarely addressed, medical concern. Find out the real value of getting a yearly stress test. Is it really that good for monitoring heart disease or is it a better source of revenue for the office? Find out the risk reward of the most common medical tests when it comes to radiation exposure, facts many physicians don’t even know.  April 2011

 Stop Colon Cancer

 

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.. so that’s the body part we celebrate this month. We all know that starting at age 50 we should get a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. But, only 1/3 of us ever do. That has made colon cancer the number 2 cause of cancer death in the U.S. Join Dr. Blanchet and Lindsay as they talk about a new colon cancer screening method which will take away all of your excuses for not getting screened.  March 2011

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Vitamin D – How Much and Why?

Recent media attention has been misleading and sorely out of date as far as accurately reporting on Vitamin D supplementation.  Hear the facts on Vitamin D and its proven role in disease prevention.

 

A Cure for Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in Americans today. If found early enough, lung cancer can be up to 94% curable. Yet, 76% of people diagnosed with lung cancer die. Find out who is at risk. Find out what is the one screening test that you need to have to determine your risk. If you have ever smoked, at any time in your life, this podcast is a must.

 

Women and Heart Disease

Myths and Truths


For the majority of women with heart disease, their first symptom is a fatal attack.  There have been great strides made in the detection of breast cancer but not in women’s heart disease.  Dr. Blanchet and Lindsay discuss some reasons why. Hear Dr. Blanchet reveal a shocking truth about mammograms that will change the way you view this screening procedure.

 

Virtual Colonoscopy

Newest Option in Colon Cancer Detection

Virtual Colonoscopy: Fast, Accurate, Easy, and Covered by Insurance Know you should have a colonosocpy, but been putting it off?  A lot of people have. Close to half of the people who are candidates for a colonoscopy put it off.  Some never get one and that is why colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United states.  This is unfortunate because colon cancer is curable when detected early. The newest option is a Virtual Colonoscopy and it is now covered by private insurance companies.  It is fast, easy, sees more than conventional colonoscopies, is non-invasive, no sedation, and gives you a permanent record of the results. Dr. Blanchet and LIndsay will give you all the details on this edition of the TuesdayTalk Show.