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Cheers to Your Good Health! (Video)

As the song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, the many celebrations this season seem to go hand-in-hand with alcoholic drinks, whether you’re sharing a cup of holiday cheer with coworkers or raising a glass to the New Year with family and friends. If you’re trying to balance all of … Read More

The Surprising Scoop on Salt in Your Diet (Video)

Salt is portrayed as the villain in many stories in the media that tout healthy eating habits. But not everyone needs to worry about restricting their salt intake. Despite public education and pressure on the food industry to cut back on the salt content in restaurant and processed foods, most Americans still eat more salt than established … Read More

Hope and Help for Radiation-Damaged Hearts (Video)

No one wants to hear that they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, but advances in treating cancer with multiple therapies including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation continue to save lives. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year relative survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2002 and 2008 is 68 percent, and that’s a marked increase … Read More

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Blood Pressure Guidelines Call for Knowledge, Judgment (Video)

About eight months ago, an expert panel issued new recommendations to guide how doctors in the United States treat tens of millions of patients with high blood pressure. There’s been a lot of controversy recently around these guidelines for control of high blood pressure, which physicians call hypertension. Hypertension is a serious and widespread health … Read More

The Tumor Your Doctors Usually Don’t Expect (Video)

Say the word “tumor” and one of the last places you probably think of it occurring is in the heart. Although rare, cardiac tumors occur in approximately 1 in every 2,000 people. Tumors can and do originate in the heart or heart valves. When cardiologists talk about risk factors for these tumors, there just isn’t … Read More

Fixing Your Aortic Tear Without Surgery (Video)

If you could get a glimpse inside your aortic artery, you would see that it’s much like the inside of a garden hose. It has a thick inner layer with a thinner outer layer as protection. When the artery is healthy, that muscular inner layer is round and wide. This  allows easy flow of blood … Read More

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Understanding Highs and Lows of Your Blood Pressure (Video)

Here at Cleveland Clinic, patients frequently ask us cardiologists this question: “Is my blood pressure too high, or is it too low?” We’re always happy to answer, because it’s important for you as a patient to understand your blood pressure. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force inside your blood vessels or … Read More