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Sudden cardiac death is the biggest cause of cardiac death in the United States. While some people may have symptoms leading up to cardiac arrest, like a racing heart or dizziness, many have no symptoms at all. Now, scientists want to know how a person's genetic makeup could provide an early warning for people at high risk.

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As many as 15% of all American adults have trouble hearing by age 65, and one in three people reports having hearing loss. Hearing aids help amplify the sound, but they're not perfect.

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Aortic aneurysms are often caused by hardened arteries and can develop slowly over time. In many cases, patients don't know they have them. The danger is the balloon-like bulge in the aorta can suddenly burst. Now, researchers are testing a device to fix some aneurysms, from inside the body, without requiring open surgery.

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Health anxiety, a condition that used to be known as hypochondria, is an obsessive and irrational fear about having a serious medical condition. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened their worries, but there are ways to combat the disorder.

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As many as 65,000 women will be diagnosed this year with endometrial cancer, which develops in the lining of the uterus. Now, a new technique during surgery, known as firefly, is helping women recover with fewer complications.

Life Lessons

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Teachers across the country have also missed out on professional learning events that introduce new strategies. 

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She says the key is to find a balance. It’s okay to be online, but if you’re constantly checking social media or feel like you’re missing out when you’re not, it might be time to step away from the phone. 

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Sudden cardiac death is the biggest cause of cardiac death in the United States. While some people may have symptoms leading up to cardiac arrest, like a racing heart or dizziness, many have no symptoms at all. Now, scientists want to know how a person's genetic makeup could provide an early warning for people at high risk.