Deborah Heart & Lung Center

May 29, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Our daily lives are increasingly a numbers game – PIN numbers, phone numbers, the calorie counts in our favorite foods – the list of number sequences stored in our brains gets longer all the time. But the numbers most vital to your long term health and wellbeing might be missing from your numerical...
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June 22, 2017 - 11:30 am
Traditional open heart surgery. Deborah Department of Surgery Chair Dr. Paul Burns says advancing technology means that “tradition” is becoming more of an exception than an expectation. Minimally invasive procedures are increasingly allowing him and his colleagues to treat cardiac issues without...
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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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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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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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