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May 06, 2022

Llegar al corazón del problema: La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica

La insuficiencia cardíaca crónica afecta aproximadamente a 6,2 millones de estadounidenses, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. La buena noticia es que el tratamiento temprano y los cambios en el estilo de vida pueden alargar la vida.

Apr 14, 2022

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure, also known simply as heart failure, affects approximately 6.2 million Americans. The good news is that early treatment and lifestyle changes can extend your life.

Mar 02, 2022

Treating Aortic Valve Problems – Is TAVR for Me?

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is a minimally invasive heart procedure that replaces a thickened aortic valve that can’t fully open. Learn more about TAVR and its benefits.

Feb 14, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation : Are You at Risk?

Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm disorder of the heart characterized by extra heartbeats in the upper chambers of the heart.

Jan 31, 2022

COVID-19 Increasing Stroke Risks in People of All Ages

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unpredictable as more is learned about the varied side effects of the virus. One surprising finding is the heightened risk of stroke and heart attack—and not just for older adults.

Jan 05, 2021

What You Should Know About Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse occurs when a valve in your heart doesn’t close properly. If you have mitral valve prolapse, you may need surgery to repair or replace it.

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Contact Dermatitis Could Be the Culprit for Your Child’s Rash

May 18, 2022

Have you ever put a piece of clothing or jewelry on your child to have them break out in a rash or hives? It’s called contact dermatitis, and it’s more common than you may think. Cindy Gellner, MD, explains the condition and how you can treat and prevent those itchy rashes your kid may get with certain materials.

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101: Finding the Right Mental Health Person for You

May 17, 2022

Working on your mental health can be a long and difficult journey, so choosing the right professional that you feel comfortable with is important. Producer Mitch had to try out three specialists before he found someone he gelled with. Scott Langenecker, PhD, talks with the guys about how to make sure you and your mental health specialist are the right fit.

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Why You Shouldn’t Pop that Cyst on Your Wrist

May 17, 2022

A ganglion cyst is a large fluid-filled cyst that forms on joints and is commonly found on wrists. Despite what you may see on social media, popping this type of growth with a needle or thumping it with a big book is the very last thing you want to do. Hand specialist Brad Rockwell, MD, explains what these cysts are, why it’s dangerous to pop them, and the type of doctor you should see for treatment.

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Long Haul COVID in Children

May 16, 2022

In general, kids do pretty well if they catch COVID-19. But Cindy Gellner, MD, is seeing a significant number of kids experiencing symptoms from the disease for weeks if not months after the initial infection. The ongoing symptoms seem to impact children regardless of how severe their illness was. Learn more about long-haul COVID in your children and what you can do to prevent and treat the symptoms.

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