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What Parents and Young Athletes Need to Know About Marfan Syndrome

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Marfan syndrome is a diagnosis easy to miss unless one deliberately considers it and pays a great attention to detail. If your young son or daughter is playing basketball or volleyball and you are hearing the comments above, please take him or her to a physician for the appropriate tests -- at the very least to rule the condition out and have some peace of mind.

Heart Health Month: 'I Never Expected to Become a Patient Who Needed Open Heart Surgery'

Eva Gómez, MSN RN CPN | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Eva Gómez, MSN RN CPN

It can happen to you, because it happened to me -- the nurse who thought heart disease was not on her list of life possibilities.

The Massey Mine Disaster: Lessons for the Living

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

It is tragic to lose a family member suddenly, without warning. And this is particularly true when that family member is young and healthy, with decades of life ahead.