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A heart surgeon and an electrophysiologist operate on a heart with persistent AFib.

The Convergent Procedure: Doubling Up Against Persistent AFib

Feb 05, 2020

Have you ever looked out a dirty window on an upper floor of a building and decided it needed a good cleaning? After wiping down just one side, you’ll find that you still can’t see out of the window, and reaching the outside would require a ladder. The same concept applies to treating certain types...

Cardiovascular Care
Dr. Kenneth Liao performs robotic cardiovascular surgery.

Why Robotic Heart Surgery Is Becoming More and More Popular

Jan 31, 2020

Open-heart surgery, a traditional therapy for severe cases of heart disease, begins with a doctor making a large incision in the chest and splitting the breastbone in two to reach the heart. Minimally invasive procedures have gained popularity as less traumatic alternatives since they only require...

Cardiovascular Care
Pink and red candy hearts made from chocolate sit on a counter.

6 Healthy Valentine's Day Treats You’ll Fall in Love With

Jan 30, 2020

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably picture boxes of chocolates and brightly colored conversation hearts. While delicious, the usual Valentine’s fare is less than nutritious, but don’t let that put a damper on your lovey-dovey mood. These tasty treats would make even Cupid jealous, and...

Children's Health
Diet & Fitness
General Health & Wellness
A man fills his plate with vegetable and other healthy foods.

Is It Possible to Reverse Heart Disease?

Jan 27, 2020

When people get the flu, they go to their doctor for tools to help them heal and get rid of the illness — but can a similar process reverse chronic conditions like heart disease? Many wonder whether there are steps you can take to get rid of this condition, or if the only option is to manage the...

Cardiovascular Care
Diet & Fitness
A woman exercises in the middle of a park.

Women vs. Men: Surprising Differences in Heart Health

Jan 21, 2020

You probably already know your diet and activity level can influence your heart health, but did you know your gender plays a role as well? While cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in America, both sexes experience this in vastly different ways. These disparities...

Women's Health
Cardiovascular Care
X-ray of an external fixator with a cable-pulley system for limb reconstruction.

This Revolutionary Approach Regrows Bone to Prevent Amputation

Jan 14, 2020

Historically, patients with fractures that failed to heal or healed incorrectly in their extremities have had few treatment options available to them. The same goes for patients with bone defects or patients who required bone resection due to significant infection; their course of treatment often...

Bone & Joint Health
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
A woman clutches her abdomen in pain.

Is Inflammation the Source of Your Stomach Pain?

Jan 06, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced a paper cut, you might have noticed that the surrounding skin turned warm and red. This is a natural response from your immune system, which sends a rush of blood to the area to deliver healing white blood cells. The same thing occurs when a sprained ankle swells or strep...

Digestive Health
A doctor helps a patient move their hand.

4 Methods to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

Jan 02, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that prevents the body from creating adequate amounts of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Symptoms like tremors and limb rigidity can appear gradually over many years. There currently isn’t a cure for this condition, but innovations in...

A doctor examines a tumor visible in a breast x-ray,

How This Technology Is Improving the Accuracy of Breast Cancer Surgery

Dec 19, 2019

If you’re a woman over 40, chances are your doctor has probably advised you to begin getting annual mammograms. As these screenings have become the norm, doctors are now more likely to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. However, these tumors tend to be smaller, and surgeons have a more...

Breast Cancer
An older woman smiles slightly as she gazes out of a window.

Is Thyroid Disease Behind Your Mood Swings?

Dec 12, 2019

According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and about 60% of this group don’t even know they have one. Thyroid disorders can affect how hot or cold you feel and cause your weight to fluctuate, but they can also alter your mood. In fact...

General Health & Wellness