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WATCH: What to Expect After Traumatic Injury

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series of breaking and timely health news. Each year, traumatic injuries (e.g., falls, motor vehicle collisions) account for over 41 million emergency department visits and 2.3 million hospital admissions across the country. Traumatic injuries often happen when you least expect it, and often times they …

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WATCH: Millions of Americans are at risk for this “brain attack”

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Millions of Americans are at risk of stroke – sometimes called a “brain attack” – which can lead to permanent disability and even death. There are two types of stroke: Ischemic stroke is by far the more common type of …

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WATCH: Treatment Options Help Half a Million Americans Live With This Heart Disease

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Congestive heart failure. Even the name of this chronic heart condition sounds scary. Though heart failure is certainly a very serious disease, advances in prevention and treatment has made it more manageable than ever before. A few decades ago, individuals …

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WATCH: The Greatest Drug Breakthrough Since Penicillin?

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Some people are calling statins, a class of medications that lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, the greatest drug breakthrough since Penicillin. Others though, are cautioning about the overuse of these drugs and potential side effects. With new guidelines recommending an increase …

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WATCH: Hepatitis C Now More Treatable than Ever

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. It may be the middle of flu season, but there is another infection that millions of Americans are at risk for (or may already have) that can have serious consequences. Cherese Wiley, MD, internal medicine physician on the Baylor University …

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WATCH: How The Rules of Two® Can Help Asthma Sufferers

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Asthma is often thought of as a childhood disease, and while it may occur more frequently in children, it can strike at any age. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have asthma. Even …

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WATCH: Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. In October, we heard a lot about breast cancer. This month, prostate cancer is the hot topic. Yet, each year more Americans die from lung cancer than both these cancers combined. A big reason why is because lung cancer usually …

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What you need to know about the flu

Flu season is just getting underway. So, what better time to discuss the myths, dangers, prevention tactics and tell-tale signs of the virus? I sat down with my panel of experts: Roger Khetan, MD, and Rainer Khetan, MD, internal medicine specialists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, about all these …

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WATCH: What’s Behind Recent Measles and Whooping Cough Outbreaks in North Texas?

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Why are diseases like pertussis (whooping cough) and measles making a comeback? Many in North Texas have been surprised to find out that right here in the Metroplex we have seen a huge outbreak of these two diseases with whooping …

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