Author - Dr. Charles H. Booras, MD

Special interest in Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Primary and Secondary prevention of Cardiovascular disease (Heart attack and Stroke), Cholesterol problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Depression, and Patient Education.


Body Mass Index

What is the body mass index (BMI)? The body mass index is a method used to measure a person’s percentage of body fat. Weight in kilograms is divided by height...


Body Composition Tests

What is body composition, and why is it important? Body composition is one part of a person’s overall physical fitness. The others are cardiovascular endurance...

Heart health

Reducing Heart Disease

A heart attack is still the leading killer of American men and women but, since 1960, the mortality rate from a heart attack has dropped by half. This success...

Heart health

First Heart Attack Risk Test

This test will help you figure your risk of a first heart attack. Fill in your points for each risk factor. Then total them to find out your risk. Points:...


Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Benefits

People whose groin (inguinal) hernias are repaired using a laparoscopic method recover more rapidly and have fewer repeat hernias than others treated with...