Colorectal cancer awareness

Colorectal Cancer: Is it really a silent killer?

Colon cancer is extremely prevalent in the U.S. – 1 in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetimes. According to research, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the country. Colon cancer is often diagnosed at a very late stage due to the lack of symptoms – which is why it’s often referred to as a “silent killer”.
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Cardiac Imaging: Looking Inside the Heart

The diagnosis and treatment of heart disease has undergone significant changes over the past fifty years. Landmark clinical trials performed over this period of time, coupled with a dramatic increase in technological advances have allowed us to better understand the number one killer in the USA.
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New Treatment Options for Cholesterol

There is a lot of excitement within the cardiology community regarding a new class of medication which can lower "bad" cholesterol or LDL, to very low levels. The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors and the FDA has approved two medications within this class— alirocumab (Praluent) and evolocumab (Repatha).
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Athletes running

The Emerging World of Sports Cardiology

Globally we hold our athletes in the highest regard. Every four years, we send our greatest athletes to represent our country in the Olympic Games. For many of us, the athlete is the epitome of physical health and fitness. However, just like any of us, athletes can suffer from heart disease.
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Peripheral Artery

The Problem of PAD

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a widely disseminated disease in our country and throughout the world (> 200 million people)1. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the end-stage of this terrible ailment and is a veritable death sentence for those with the diagnosis.
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A Life-saving Scan

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the majority of patients present at an advanced stage when the disease is incurable.   It is estimated that over 80% of lung cancer could be cured if detected early and surgically resected.
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