Deborah Heart and Lung Center

August 26, 2015 - 10:14 am
Sponsor Provided Content The good news about lung cancer: National Cancer Institute statistics indicate rates for new lung and bronchus cancer cases have been falling almost 2% each year over the last 10 years. The less good news: death rates have not changed significantly over the last decade...
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July 10, 2015 - 10:03 am
Sponsor Provided Content Imagine a hair-fine filament guided through the heart by a massive magnet, focusing its energy for precision cardiac ablation. Or a tiny sensor set inside the lung of a heart failure patient, sending data back to the medical center from the comfort of home. Quadripolar...
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June 01, 2015 - 1:32 pm
Sponsor Provided Content ‘Tis the season for sneezin’ and more. The most enjoyable days weatherwise — dry, breezy, and bursting with blooms – actually create the harshest conditions for asthma sufferers, whose allergic reactions to pollen can cause airway-constricting flareups.
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June 01, 2015 - 1:31 pm
Sponsor Provided Content Fifteen years ago, the medical world was rocked by the possibilities presented by the sequencing of the complete set of genetic information for humans: the human genome. Since then, news reports almost every day include advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases...
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May 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
Sponsor Provided Content Ten years ago, the reality show “The Biggest Loser” debuted on American television. It still airs, letting viewers follow along as overweight contestants compete to win a cash prize by losing the most pounds over the course of the series. Even with the professional exercise...
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May 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
Oxygen has natural healing properties, and increasing the amount circulating throughout the body promotes faster and more efficient healing for a range of ailments. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber where the atmospheric pressure is raised up to...
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May 27, 2015 - 10:55 pm
Nobody likes being lectured about their diet. It can make kids cranky and grandparents grumpy to be reminded to eat more of this or less of that.
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May 27, 2015 - 3:05 pm
Did Grandma ever say sitting with your legs crossed could cause varicose veins? Perhaps Grandma herself had the unsightly roadmap on her legs after years of overlapping her own limbs. Attending Vascular Surgeon Dr. John Cooper of Deborah Heart and Lung Center says while you could blame Grandma for...
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May 27, 2015 - 2:32 pm
“Hold your breath and count to ten!” “It was simply breathtaking!” “You take my breath away.” Romantic declarations, dramatic song lyrics. We recognize how vital the act of breathing is. But it’s not something we usually pay attention to as we do it – unless it becomes difficult.
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May 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm
Dr. Lynn McGrath, Chair of Surgery and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Deborah Heart and Lung Center. It wasn’t until 1952 that the first successful open heart surgery was performed, to close a hole in heart of a little girl in Minnesota. Soon after, Deborah Heart and Lung Center in southern...
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