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Can Abnormal Liver Proteins Cause Heart Failure?
Neuropathy, sudden weight loss, carpal tunnel and fainting led to a patient’s 20-year journey to an accurate diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis.
A Life-Saving Discovery Got A 70-Year-Old Boxing Coach ‘Back in the Ring’
Gloria was used to rolling with the punches, but a rare pituitary cyst was a hit unlike anything she’s ever faced before.
How to Protect Your Heart Health During and After Cancer Treatment
Some life-saving cancer treatments can take a toll on how the heart functions. A cardio-oncologist explains who is at risk and how to mitigate complications.
A Cardiologist’s Take on Smartwatch ECG Monitors and Heart Health
If your watch could detect a serious health problem, how often would you turn to it?
The Mind-Gut Connection: How Stress Impacts Digestive Health
A gastroenterologist breaks down mind-gut dialogue, the potential impacts of prolonged stress and trauma, and what you can do about them.
How to Tell the Difference Between Panic and Heart Attacks
If you feel cardiac symptoms during times of high anxiety, you’re not alone. Here’s how to navigate heart health with an anxiety disorder.
Four Local Organ Donors Share Their Transformational Transplant Experiences
A shortage of available organs during the COVID-19 pandemic makes living donors even more crucial for those awaiting transplants.
How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Post-COVID Syndrome
If you had COVID-19 and still experience consistent symptoms, you may have post-COVID syndrome, sometimes referred to as long COVID.
Five Easy Ways to Promote Heart Health Every Day
Dr. Andria Jones, a cardiologist who specializes in women’s cardiovascular disease, offers five easy ways to support your heart health every day.
A Young Mom’s First-Hand Account Coping with a Rare Cancer Diagnosis
Jena Tracey, 35, shares what it was like getting an unexpected diagnosis and how she's persevered through intense treatment for a rare leg sarcoma.
Three Local Women Share Their Bariatric Surgery Success Stories
The decision to undergo bariatric surgery is life-changing. Here, women share their experience, including their struggles and victories.