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Eat for Health

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

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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

Water Pill Basics
Water Pill Basics

Water pills (called diuretics) get rid of extra fluid in the body, making it easier for the heart to pump, and help reduce blood pressure.... More

Allergy Relief
Allergy Relief

Don’t suffer needlessly from springtime allergy 
symptoms. Taken once or twice daily, over-the-counter (OTC) products that contain the active ingredient 
loratadine (Claritin) or cetirizine (Zyrtec)... More

Shingles Solutions
Shingles Solutions

An attack of shingles (caused by the reactivated 
chickenpox virus, which usually stays dormant in 
people who had the disease) is typified by burning pain... More

Heart Is Skipping Beats
Heart Is Skipping Beats

Q: The medical profession says I have about 10 premature beats per minute. My pulse is in the range
of 50 to 60 beats. Are skipped... More

Plan Now for Safety

This holiday weekend, have fun and stay safe with 5 tips from the nation’s emergency physicians.... More

Stroke Advances

Exclusive online coverage on the promising new therapies and technology available for stroke victims. ... More

Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals

The best ideas are often the simplest. Read an excerpt from patient safety researcher and advocate Dr. Peter Pronovost’s new book for straightforward remedies to... More

Women’s Wellness

Dr. Machelle M. Seibel, leading expert in women’s health and founder of HealthRock, a company that teaches health literacy through music and entertainment, answers questions... More

Energy in Medicine

Energy powers our cities, cools our homes, and cooks our food. But did you know that it can track cancer and help kids hear again?... More

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