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Food Pyramid

What is the Food Pyramid? By: Dr. Barry Ramo, M.D., FACC Q: I find the dietary recommendations are becoming more and more confusing.  For years I was told eat more starches and less fat and now I understand that there may be a new food pyramid.  What are your current recommendations? A: You are absolutely […]


POTATO CHIPS – WHY THEY ARE SO BAD By: Barry Ramo, M.D., FACC Q: I have heard you talk about potato chips and you act like they give you cancer. Why are they so bad? A: I like potato chips and they have all but one of the food groups. Salt, fat and simple carbohydrates […]

Ideal Calcium Source

Ideal calcium source is from food, then pill form; Adequate amounts of vitamin D are also needed. Barry W. Ramo, M.D., FACC Q: I’m 48 years old and in good health. My mother had osteoporosis and I worry about it. I hear conflicting reports on how much calcium I should be getting and how I should […]

Drinking Dr. Pepper

DRINKING DR PEPPER Barry W. Ramo, M.D, FACC Q: Does drinking diet drinks, especially Dr Pepper containing phenylalaline and phenylketonurics, affect the liver, kidneys and weight even when a person goes to the gym and works out three times a week? A: You are correct that Dr Pepper contains phenylalanine, which is an amino acid […]

Starting an Exercise Program by Dr. Ramo

Q: My doctor told me I have the metabolic syndrome and will develop diabetes if I am not careful. She told me I had to exercise, but I hate exercise. Do you have an alternative. A: No, there is no alternative to exercise.  I make one prescription to virtually every patient I see. I want […]

Daily Multivitamin is all you need…

Daily multivitamin is all you need, doctors say; Nutrients should come from the food you eat Barry W. Ramo, M.D., FACC Sorry, guys, we hate to tell you but the experts say there’s no pill that will prevent a body part from going kaput. But it can’t hurt to take a multivitamin, says Dr. Barry Ramo, an […]

3 Easy Steps to Breaking Bad Habits

Think bad habits like nail biting and knuckle cracking are hard to break? Experts offer simple solutions. WebMD Feature Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD We may be loath to admit it, but most of us have at least one bad habit. And while some bad habits — such as smoking — can pose serious health […]


Welcome to “Dr. Ramo’s Blog.” The purpose of this blog is to attract individuals, groups, and other organizations interested in Project Heart Start, health education and compression-only CPR within New Mexico. Every Monday and Wednesday this blog will post interesting articles and tips related to health education. Please click here to check out and “like” our […]

Chest Compression Alone CPR is Associated with Better Long-Term Survival Compared to Standard CPR

Background Little is known about the long-term survival effects of type-specific bystander CPR in the community. We hypothesized that dispatcher instruction consisting of chest compression alone would be associated with better overall long-term prognosis compared to chest compression plus rescue breathing. Methods and Results The investigation was a retrospective cohort study that combined 2 randomized […]