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Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Cara Garofalo
Rasa Kaye
March 25, 2020 - 1:27 pm
The heart’s electrical system is an elegant organization of circuitry. Electrical impulses prompt the heart to squeeze, pushing blood through the body down to the tiniest capillary. Some physicists have calculated the power the heart produces at between one and two watts, creating two to three...
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Rasa Kaye
December 01, 2019 - 12:00 am
Some recent health news suggests we’ve slipped into some bad health habits – rather like the health hangover in January after an over-indulgent holiday season, but on a much larger scale. The Journal of the American Medical Association finds that death rates in the United States due to...
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Dr. Basil Yurcisin
April 25, 2018 - 10:45 am
One of the world's first bestselling diet books was Luigi Cornaro’s The Art of Living Long (1558). From his late thirties, the Venetian restricted himself to about 14 ounces of food a day, eventually limiting his daily intake to a single egg. (He lived to age 98!) In the centuries that followed,...
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March 01, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Try to look up signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, or hypertension. If you find any listed, they indicate extremely, dangerously advanced high blood pressure that should prompt immediate medical attention.
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December 22, 2017 - 9:36 am
These cardiologists are highly sought-after, as the incidence of heart failure continues to rise due to an aging population and the obesity epidemic that can aggravate disease processes that result in a weakened heart muscle
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October 27, 2017 - 9:35 am
Mitral valve regurgitation is sometimes called mitral insufficiency or mitral incompetence. Whatever term your doctor uses, it’s describing a mitral valve that leaks, allowing blood to flow backward in your heart.
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April 27, 2017 - 11:50 am
The majority of clots form in a pouch on the heart called the left atrial appendage. Atrial fibrillation in the upper chamber of the heart, the atrium, causes it to quiver instead of pump. So the left atrial appendage fills with blood that it can’t squeeze out, and blood clots can form there. The...
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December 20, 2016 - 9:34 am
In 1927, a Chicago chemist invented an early breathalyzer in which the breath moving through chemicals in water would change color. His target market wasn’t law enforcement, but housewives -- to test whether their husbands had been drinking!
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October 27, 2016 - 9:10 am
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is painful as well as dangerous, characterized by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of the legs and feet, preventing oxygen-rich blood from reaching the extremities. In severe cases, it can lead to amputation.
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June 27, 2016 - 1:46 pm
While the heart is the master pump in the body, it’s the humble kidney that is the most important to regulating blood pressure.
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