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Drug Alerts

New research suggests that two popular pills—acid-reducers for chronic heartburn and calcium supplements to protect bones—may carry unexpected risks.... More

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Melanoma Update

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Call First, Act Later
Call First, Act Later

One of the most rewarding parts of my work as a 
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Be Careful with Coumadin
Be Careful with Coumadin

Warfarin (Coumadin), a prescription drug used to 
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Cardiac Test Basics
Cardiac Test Basics

Please explain the difference between an electrocardiogram and an echocardiogram. What exactly do these tests tell doctors about the heart?... More

Give the Gift of Life
Give the Gift of Life

My brother-in-law just turned 50 and needs a new heart. We sometimes hear that wealthy people get donor organs quicker than others. Is this true?... More

Act Now to Stop Meningitis

Amy Purdy almost lost her life to meningitis. Now, she’s urging teens to get vaccinated against the serious bacterial infection. ... More

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In the second part of our series on the difference between heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest, leading heart rhythm specialist Dr. Richard Page from... More

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