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Happy Holidays from Apex Heart and Vascular!

Latest Health News:

WATCH: Top 5 Advancements in Vascular Medicine in 2020

WATCH: Top 5 Advancements in Cardiology in 2020

LISTEN: Black American Amputation Epidemic and Peripheral Artery Disease - Dr. D's Social Network

Covid Vaccine Offers Exhausted Health-Care Workers Hope—But Not Immediate Relief—as ICUs Fill Across U.S. - CNBC

New Procedure Could Eliminate the Need for Insulin for Some with Type 2 Diabetes

HHS Floats Major Changes to HIPAA Privacy Rule - Healthcare IT News

From the Desk of Dr. Shah:
Watch a complex PAD case performed by Dr. Shah.

Apex Spotlight:

Dr. Shah was proud to be featured in an episode of the podcast SugarByHalf. He provided his perspective on the role of sugar in Diabetes and how patients can stay healthy and prevent a Diabetic foot attack. Listen to the episode here on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Dr. Shah is one of the first doctors in New Jersey to use the new
Shockwave procedure to treat artery calcification.
Learn more about Shockwave IVL here.

COVID and Telehealth

2020 has been a crazy year for medical practitioners. For almost a year, we've been dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. But one of the more indirect health repercussions has been patients who are too fearful of the virus to seek treatment for their unrelated health issues. At Apex we've responded with a robust commitment to telehealth services so we can continue to help patients stay safe and healthy.

A Little History:

References to Diabetes trace back centuries, with the term itself first appearing in the 1st century BCE. For a long time it was believed to be a disease of the kidneys or the blood, but in 1889, Joseph von Mering and Oskar Minkowski discovered the role of the pancreas in Diabetes Mellitus. In the early 1920s, the clinical use of insulin as treatment for Diabetes began and it was patented in 1923. The two types of diabetes had originally been distinguished by Ayurvedic physicians in the 5th century CE, but once treatment with insulin began, the distinction was more clearly defined by the two types' sensitivies to insulin. The terms "type 1" and "type 2" were coined in 1955.

Test Your Knowledge:

What ethnic group has the highest rate of Diabetes in the United States?
A. Native American
B. Hispanic/Latino
C. African American
D. Caucasian/White
Approximately what percent of Diabetes cases are Type 2 Diabetes?
A. 50%
B. 65%
C. 80%
D. 95%
How much is spent on the treatment of Diabetic foot ulcers per year?
A. $2 Billion
B. $7 Billion
C. $11 Billion
D. $17 Billion

Upcoming:

Happy holidays! December is an important time for many people, with Chanukah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve all occurring within the month. We hope you have a happy and healthy holiday season and look forward to working with you in the new year.
2021 is almost here! It's been an eventful year, and we've seen a lot of medical growth and development.
Every year Dr. Shah likes to reflect on advancements made in the past year. You can watch his videos on the Top 5 Advancements in Vascular Medicine and the Top 5 Advancements in Cardiology.
Answers to Test Your Knowledge:
1.) A
2). D
3.) C
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