TITLE: “PREVENT, NOT STENT”
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Joel Kahn
For over 25 years, Dr. Joel Kahn has been studying and treating patients with known or suspected heart disease. He discusses with Allen, his new book, Prevent, Not Stent, that explains how although we have many wonderful medical innovations we are not keeping our eye on the target: which is prevention.
We are eating, sitting, stressing, and yelling ourselves into an epidemic of a diseases that are completely preventable in most persons: heart and vascular blockages, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sexual dysfunction, and stroke.
Dr. Kahn has witnessed so much pain, suffering, loss of pleasure, loss of income, premature disability, and death that could have been largely prevented by a different lifestyle program. A few consistent choices in exercise, portion control, food selection, stress management and joyful activities and so many lives could have been improved.
ABOUT DR. JOEL KAHN
Joel K. Kahn MD is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and its subspecialty board in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology. He also holds a special certification from the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the National Radiation Commission. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine since 1993.
Dr Kahn is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Preventive Cardiology and many others. He is the first doctor in Michigan to be certified by the SHAPE society (Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication).
Dr. Kahn has authored over 130 articles on heart disease and numerous video national presentations.
He is a frequent lecturer on heart disease and its prevention, and has performed thousands of cardiac catheterizations and stent procedures; and has been advising patients on heart healthy programs for over 20 years.