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So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

An Affair of the Heart: The Untold Story of Google Glass in Cardiology

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Jordan Safirstein, MD

As more people began to experiment with Glass, one could sense a shift in opinion about Glass and the criticisms were growing louder. I had seen the signs, and now my worst fears were being realized.

As a Patient and Caregiver, Larry Knows How Much Support Helps

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Having lost my father and grandfather to heart disease, I should've been more aware of my own heart health. I shouldn't have smoked three packs a day for 18 years. Just because I played a lot of tennis and "looked healthy," I shouldn't have believed that proved I was healthy.

75 and Out?

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Richard W. Kropf

As he puts it: "...death is a loss... but...living too long is also a loss." It's a question of which we prefer, a shorter more vibrant life, or a longer one in which we eventually will have to cope with the challenge of a slow decline.

How New Technology Drives Up Health Costs

Posted 06.26.2011 | Home

Heart devices known as drug-eluting stents have added as much as $1.57 billion to U.S. health costs since their introduction in 2003, U.S. researchers...

An Invitation for Bill Clinton to Attend the McDougall Program

John McDougall, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John McDougall, M.D.

Dear WIliam Clinton: With all their good intentions, and the use of sophisticated, expensive technologies, your doctors are allowing your heart disease to progress as if it were a runaway train destined for a wreck.

Bill Clinton Hospitalized With Heart Issue

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA and MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP/Huffington Post) - Former President Bill Clinton, who had quadruple bypass surgery more than five years ago, was hospitalized Thursday to...

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.