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Spider Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t (Video)

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For many people, the saying “if you’ve got it, flaunt it” doesn’t apply to the presence of spider veins. Learn more about how this common condition can be successfully treated using a simple outpatient procedure.

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Your Guide to Treating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Video)

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A “bulge” in your aorta, known as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, can cause massive bleeding or even death if it ruptures. This whiteboard video illustrates how surgery repairs the aneurysm and restores healthy blood flow.

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Statins and Diabetes: Risk-Benefit Round-Up (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Rocco, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart videos, prevention, statins, video

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?

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Be Alert to Statin Side Effects (Video)

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Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.

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Don’t Despair If You Have Statin Intolerance (Video)

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Intolerance to a specific statin does not predict a poor response to another. Learn how specific dosing regimens that increase the dose/frequency over time can help increase your tolerance.

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How Aerobic Activity Lowers Cardiac Risk (Video)

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When it comes to heart health, exercise is good medicine. Even in patients with fairly advanced heart disease, regular aerobic activity can provide significant benefits — including a longer life expectancy.

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Learning from the Heart Experts (Video)

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Cardiothoracic surgery fellow Michael Robich, MD gives us an inside look at what it’s like to care for heart surgery patients before, during and after an operation.

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Lung Cancer Surgery: Common Post-Op Issues (Video)

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A large number of patients diagnosed with earlier stage lung cancer can be cured by a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung. However, it is a major surgery that does affect the body. Here’s what to look for.

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Lung Cancer Surgery: Removing the Fear and Mystery (Video)

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People diagnosed with lung cancer who find out they need a lobectomy to remove a large section of lung may often feel some trepidation. However, the procedure is higher-tech than ever, and the body is quick to adapt.

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Life and Breath: Lung Cancer Surgery (Video)

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Lobectomy, or surgery to remove earlier stage lung cancers, has come a long way with newer, less invasive surgical techniques. Robotic surgery and other advances mean less pain, fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.