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  • Health Beat: LVAD bridge to heart transplant after chemo

    Health Beat: LVAD bridge to heart transplant after chemo

    Scott Fitzgerald survived lymphoma in 1999. Thirteen years later, his doctors told him the chemotherapy that kept him alive was now causing his heart to fail. He wasn't healthy enough for a heart transplant, so his medical team turned to a left...

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  • Health Beat: Healthy heart tips

    Health Beat: Healthy heart tips

    About one in four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease, so how can you lower your risk of developing this all-too-common condition? Here are some tips.

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  • Health Beat: Pediatric sports injuries

    Health Beat: Pediatric sports injuries

    It's a frightening statistic, especially if you have a son or daughter involved in sports. Every year, 1.5 million children go down with a serious sports injury. Kids as young as eight now have ACL tears and major league-level shoulder injuries...

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  • Health Beat: Strong workout, stronger recovery

    Health Beat: Strong workout, stronger recovery

    Running is good for your heart, according to the American Heart Association, but for every 100 hours of running, the average runner will suffer at least one injury. There are, however, things you can do after a run to cut the risk of a future injury.

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  • Health Beat: Playing it safe with your ACL

    Health Beat: Playing it safe with your ACL

    There are about 250,000 ACL injuries every year, especially for young men 20 and under and men older than 40. Learn about a program designed to prevent ACL injuries for all ages.

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