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WDBJ7 ReporterMonitoring a person's heartbeat and pulse has been a practice for more than one hundred years. Danville is taking the process and advancing it to the 21 century. Each of the city's fire engines now have its own portable electrocardiograms. The EKG...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFrom the moment a new baby arrives, the worry begins for a mother. "You come home and you're just like 'okay, now it's my responsibility to take care of them. What do I do?'," said Amy Carr, a Lynchburg mother who just delivered her second child this...
On this Valentine's week news of a new heart procedure that's now being done at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Could it take the place of traditional open heart surgery? In some cases the answer is yes. As we age it's not uncommon to develop...
OUR HEALTH: Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are helping to meet the growing demand for primary care.Ten thousand Americans turn 65 every day, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Not only is our population getting older, but it’s also growing at such a rate that by 2025 we will need an additional 52,000 family doctors. This...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterOne Salem man feels lucky to be alive. If it weren't for a test he had done at LewisGale Medical Center he might not be. Jerry Brinkley is a husband, father and a grandfather who loves collecting, sitting on the front porch and talking walks with his...
It's made national headlines - two high school athletes die within a week from undetected heart problems, right after competition. Heart abnormalities lead to the sudden deaths of 1 in 100,000 athletes. Doctor Joelle Miller, a pediatric cardiologist...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's the number one killer of women in America. It is heart disease. One Roanoke woman found out and survived to tell her story. Patty Maze was at her Roanoke home when it happened. "It kind of started out as indigestion or what I thought was...
February isn't just a month to love your significant other; it's also a month to love your heart by keeping it healthy. There's an event coming up to help with that--just in time for Valentine's Day. The second annual Red Dress Tea will be held on...
WDBJ-TV Anchor/ReporterIt's a medical procedure that's done a lot, sometimes five or six times a day at Lewis Gale Medical Center. It's where a doctor places a tube into a patient's blood vessels to look at what's going on in a person's heart and vessels. It's also used to...
About one in three Americans has high blood pressure, and nearly one-third doesn't know it. Misinformation is abundant when it comes to this common condition. It can sneak up on you or be a life-long problem. High blood pressure comes in many forms. ...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some...
ReutersLONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb's diabetes drug Onglyza failed to reduce heart risks in a large clinical study, disappointing investors who had thought it might demonstrate an edge over rivals. The companies, which jointly sell...
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