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Genetic biomarkers help docs choose medications

Which drug is best? There’s a test Full Article Bend Bulletin Winters had always been rough for Diane Smith. Since her mom died a decade ago, they’ve been all but unbearable. Her depression would get progressively worse until the anniversary of her mother’s death: Valentine’s Day. This year — its heavy snowfall forcing her to […]

Reaching and Maintaining Your Optimal Weight

Each New Year inspires many of us to focus on losing weight. The year 2017 will be no different – except for the fact that scientists are finding out more about what can help us reach and maintain the optimal weight for our individual body types. Maintaining an ideal weight is different for everyone. Some […]

Tips to Organize Your Way to Healthy Eating

Have you looked in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer lately? Do you lack motivation to eat at home because of what you see? A disorganized array of frozen mystery meats; herbs and spices with unknown best by dates, and a plethora of canned goods you didn’t realize was in your pantry. If this sounds like […]

Lower your LDL levels

To avoid heart attack, numerous scientific research studies have found it important to reduce LDL cholesterol levels below 100, and some studies indicate further reduced risk when levels are reduced to 80 or lower.  Dr. MacDonell works with patients at risk to reduce their LDL using a variety of practices, including dietary changes and statin […]

Are you at high risk on your LDL levels?

To avoid heart attack, numerous scientific research studies have found it important to reduce LDL cholesterol levels below 100, and some studies indicate further reduced risk when levels are reduced to 80 or lower.  Dr. MacDonell works with patients at risk to reduce their LDL using a variety of practices, including dietary changes and statin […]

Prevention of Malaria in travelers

“Self treatment of a possible malaria infection is only a temporary measure; prompt medical evaluation is imperative.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides useful information about malaria risk.  (https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/travelers/)  Every year, millions of US residents travel to countries where malaria is present. About 1,500 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the United States […]

Alternative Medicine

Dr. MacDonell recognizes that modern, westernized medicine, for all of its strengths, does not adequately address many aspects of health and illness. At its worst, modern medicine overlooks holistic health and treats the diseases or organ systems rather than the illnesses. Dr. MacDonell brings the best of both modern medicine and alternative medicine to bear […]

Weight Management

Weight management is a prominent problem for people with and without other medical problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The initial approach to weight management requires attention to one’s diet and regular exercise. The most recent studies show that low carbohydrate diets are most effective for weight loss. Dr. MacDonell works with […]

Anxiety and Depression

Everyone has bad days when stress builds up. These times come and go as a natural part of life. Sometimes, however, the stress of life seems too much to bear. Depression or anxiety may develop during family troubles, a recent death, relationship problems, a job loss, financial difficulties, or any other overwhelming situation. Sometimes you […]

Cholesterol

Like blood pressure, cholesterol may rise as we get older. The tendency toward high cholesterol is inherited, though a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet will further increase cholesterol. High cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, and circulation problems. Healthy weight, regular exercise, and a balanced diet will help control cholesterol. When these lifestyle changes do […]