Allen Taylor

29 Things You Should Do for a Healthy Heart

the MWHC Blog Team February 17, 2016

You’re heard it many times before — follow a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. Sounds simple, right?  But it’s…

Changing blood pressure targets frustrate patients – and doctors

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute January 18, 2017

Most people know that having high blood pressure is unhealthy. But how high is too high? The answer depends on…

How much caffeine is safe for you and your child?

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute May 25, 2017

We are a nation obsessed with caffeine: Cans of caffeinated energy drinks with flashy names line beverage shelves. New coffee…

Why I think it’s time to make statins available over-the-counter

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute July 10, 2017

Heart disease and stroke are the leading cause and fifth-leading cause of death of adults in the United States, respectively….

Shared decision-making: It’s no longer ‘doctor knows best’

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute July 31, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You go to the doctor. They diagnose you and tell you what the treatment will be….

5 ways to help a parent with heart disease

Allen J. Taylor, MD, Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute August 30, 2017

As more people survive and live longer with heart disease, adult children are increasingly becoming involved in their parent’s health…