All posts by Dr. Shane Marshall

Cardiologist. Author. Translates science into humanspeak.

Do You Want a Second Opinion?

Do You Want a Second Opinion? | If you’re thinking about requesting another opinion from another doctor, first ask yourself three things. I call them the “What’s really bothering you?” questions.

Racial Bias and Your Health

Today’s newsletter was written pre-pandemic, when masks were rare and air travel was common. I’ve held it back a few months while addressing COVID-19 topics. Now, following the horrific death of George Floyd, and in the midst of #BlackLivesMatter protests, it seems more relevant than ever.

Prayers and Promises

As of today, 114 Bermudians have tested positive for COVID-19, and 56 are actively infected. Some remain at home or are isolated in government facilities; 16 are in the hospital. In the absence of definitive treatment, doctors do what they can.

5 Things You Should Know about COVID-19 and Your Heart

The Annals of Cardiology No.43 - '5 Things you should know about COVID-19' | Persons with heart disease are especially vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus, and, when they do, they are at higher risk for a poor outcome...

Let it go!

The Annals of Cardiology No.42 | Let it go! →   Read the FULL newsletter here When cardiologists get together and talk about their profession, the conversation inevitably turns to how lucky we are. We get to think about physics, hemodynamics, and vascular biology, and we’re shielded from messier tasks like rectal exams or sputum inspection ...

Fish Oils and Triglycerides 

The Annals of Cardiology No.41 | Fish Oils and Triglycerides....Did Granny pinch your nose and force you to swallow cod liver oil every morning? I doubt, however, that Granny told you that cod liver oil also contains EPA and DHA.

Cheer up People!

Why do we love to complain? It’s a question worth asking, not just of our fellow Bermudians, but of ourselves, because it turns out one’s physical health is strongly influenced by one’s mindset.

Acupuncture for Your Heart 

The Annals of Cardiology No.38 | Acupuncture for Your Heart  →   Read the FULL newsletter here Do you sometimes find yourself in a tug-of-war with your doctor over his prescription medications and your researched alternative remedies? Does he not understand why you want to do things naturally? When I look at medication lists these days, ...

Heart Failure and Switching Medications

"Mr. Jones" is one of many Bermudians living with heart failure. It’s not my favorite term because it sounds like your heart has given up, but that’s not true. The term means that your heart struggles to do what’s asked of it in every circumstance.

Does your pronoun increase your risk of heart disease?

What’s your pronoun? If your answer is “Huh?” you’re probably over 40. I’m talking about how you want people to refer to you in the third person.