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Almost Anxious

Almost Anxious

Is My (or My Loved One's) Worry or Distress a Problem?

It is only human to worry about problems in our lives. But for some, obsessing for weeks and months and avoiding social events and situations due to feelings of panic can become a regular part of our...
Angina

Angina

The coronary arteries, the arteries that nourish the heart, are prone to becoming clogged with cholesterol-filled plaque. One common sign of this problem is chest pain that comes on with physical...
Angioplasty

Angioplasty

The treatment of heart disease has come a long way in the past half-century. One of the many remarkable advances has been the development of angioplasty. This procedure lets a doctor open a narrowed...
Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral Valve Prolapse

The mitral valve sits between the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart. Its two small flaps play a key role: making sure that each contraction of the heart pumps oxygenated blood...
Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis

Humans are born with supple, flexible arteries that effortlessly deliver blood to the furthest reaches of the body. Over time, prompted by a poor diet, lack of physical activity, stress, smoking, and...