Medical Update

Call First, Act Later

Call First, Act Later

One of the most rewarding parts of my work as a 
pharmacist is answering questions people have about their medicines. It is also one of my most frustrating jobs, especially when people call with a... More

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Be Careful with Coumadin
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Cardiac Test Basics

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Give the Gift of Life

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Act Now to Stop Meningitis

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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

Eat for Health

Love pasta, bread, and snack foods? Opt for these new, good-for-you versions of your favorite foods.... More

Surgery Corrects Heart Rhythm
Surgery Corrects Heart Rhythm

Q: How does the Maze treatment for atrial fibrillation work, and what does it involve? A: The Maze procedure is open heart surgery to eliminate... More

Pacemaker Safety
Pacemaker Safety

Q: Is it safe for a person with a pacemaker to play the slot machines at a casino? A: It is safe for your pacemaker—but... More

Heart Scars
Heart Scars

Q: One year after a double bypass, doctors said my heart has scarred shut, and I need another surgery. What caused this problem, and what... More

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