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'Wireless' Tech Brings New Hope for Pacemaker Patients

'Wireless' Tech Brings New Hope for Pacemaker Patients

Feb 28
About 30 percent of people with pacemakers have trouble with their devices. Experts say it's often due to the wires attached to the pacemaker. Now, new "wireless" technology is giving some patients a new lease on life.

How Morley Safer Convinced Americans to Drink More Wine

How Morley Safer Convinced Americans to Drink More Wine

Sep 1
In this classic 60 Minutes story, Morley Safer asked why the French can eat butter and pâté and not suffer high levels of heart disease.

Promise Seen for Wireless Pacemakers Placed Without Surgery

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 14
Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers - miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.

Dissolving Stent for Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 13
A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.

Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

By Maria Cheng | Aug 30
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says.

Beat the Stats With 8 Tips to a Healthier Heart

By EDGE | Feb 12
This February in honor of American Heart Month show your heart a little extra love with these simple, yet very effective tips to maximize heart health.

Evidence Shows Yoga Is Beneficial Therapy for Cardiovascular Health

By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study posted in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shows that yoga is just as good as cardio in reducing risk factors.

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 22
CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.

Surgery Gives Long-Term Help for Obese Diabetics

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 1
Doctors on Monday gave longer results from a landmark study showing that stomach-reducing operations are better than medications for treating "diabesity," the deadly duo of obesity and Type 2 diabetes.

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