Tag: irregular heartbeat

Tiny Heart Pump, Specialized Care Saved His...

Miguel Machin, 48, says he owes his life to a collaborative effort by specialized physicians and nurses at Miami Cardiac...

October 16, 2017

Teen’s Cardiac Death Highlights Risks of Caffeinated...

The potential dangers of caffeinated beverages to adolescents and young adults — whether it’s a coffee-rich latte, traditional soda or “energy”...

May 16, 2017

Roundup: Thyroid Problems Linked to Higher Risk...

Researchers had already established that thyroid problems caused by an imbalance of hormones are associated with subsequent heart problems, from...

September 9, 2016

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Sets Future Beat at...

The days of bulky, wired pacemakers implanted under the skin in a heart patient's chest are numbered, thanks to the...

May 24, 2016

New Technique Spares Cardiac Patients of Radiation...

This means the patient was spared radiation exposure that could equal the effect of several hundred standard X-rays.

April 18, 2016

AED 101: Devices That Save Lives (VIDEO)

The muscles and chambers of this vital organ work together to send signals that trigger the pumping of blood, much...

February 24, 2016

News Roundup: Holiday Food Safety Tips, High...

Holiday Food Safety Tips During the year-end holiday season, food is often the centerpiece of many family gatherings. Healthy menus...

November 27, 2015

New ‘WATCHMAN’ Device Reduces Stroke Risk, Need...

The innovative new device is called WATCHMAN, and while it does not keep time like the name suggests, it helps...

May 11, 2015

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Roundup: Hip Fractures in Older Women...

Hip fractures are common among the elderly, and the number of older women who are experiencing this serious injury is increasing. Hip fractures among U.S....

Miami Marathon Profiles 2018: Why They...

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Answers to Top 5 Most Googled...

Nearly everyone has Googled questions related to health issues at one point, or at least semi-regularly. Meanwhile, the Internet search giant keeps tabs on the...

Relieving Sciatica’s Radiating Pain

Sciatica is a term you may have heard associated with leg pain emanating from the back. It’s also a reason why more office workers temporarily...

Intermittent Fasting: Is It a Healthy...

Diet plans that incorporate intermittent fasting are popular, but are they healthy? The verdict is mostly still out on the long-term effectiveness of adding periods...

Flu Cases Rising at Emergency Rooms,...

An active flu season is driving more patients to local emergency rooms and primary care offices for treatment, as Florida is one of 49 states...

(Roundup) FDA Warns Against Giving Kids...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is requiring safety-labeling changes to keep children and adolescents from being prescribed cough and cold medicines that...

Too Many Babies Still Placed in...

There are still too many preventable, sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Is Dr. Google Making You Anxious?...

About 1 percent of all searches on Google — representing tens of millions of inquiries a day — are symptom-related. But even the search giant...