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(NAPSI)—Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans. It is a chronic, progressive disease in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced and the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s need for oxygen. Knowing a few facts can be important to the health of heart failure patients.
(StatePoint) Heart failure is costing Americans a fortune. The estimated cost of the disease in the U.S. was $31 billion in 2012. That number is estimated to swell to $70 billion by 2030, according to the American Heart Association -- which means that by 2020, every U.S. taxpayer could pay $244 each year for heart failure expenses.
When anglers head to two eastern Arizona rivers this spring for trout season, that lunker fit for the frying pan may look surprisingly high-tech, starting with a 6-inch wire hanging from its belly.
(NAPSI)—Taking care of your heart is an important part of living a healthy life, especially when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die of heart disease each year—that’s one in every four deaths.
(BPT) - More than 37 million adults in the United States suffer from overactive bladder, and nearly 18 million have bowel incontinence. Many of these people face a common dilemma: after months and sometimes years of disappointment with conservative treatments like oral medications, should they commit to more advanced, long-term treatments that might work for them, but also include a medical procedure?
(BPT) - When it comes to men’s health, people often know about the leading conditions - heart disease, prostate cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure - but remain unaware of other conditions that potentially affect hundreds of thousands of men. People might be surprised to learn that 3-9%1 of adult men may be diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease (PD) in their lives. That means that up to 9 out of every 100 men may develop inelastic scar tissue, also known as “Peyronie’s plaque,” under the skin of the penis, causing it to curve when erect.1
(BPT) - Are you an avid golfer, green-thumb gardener or playful grandparent – a weekend warrior – who wants to stay active but whose joints can’t always keep up? If you’re thinking about discussing joint pain and possible replacement surgery with your doctor, but find yourself procrastinating, you’re not alone. Delaying treatment may prolong pain and deprive you from doing the things you love. Many patients who finally decide to have surgery wonder why they waited so long to get help.
Many patients ask, “Why do I need a crown?” A dentist may recommend a crown for you to help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to hold the filling, protect cracked teeth from breaking and restore one that’s already broken. Crowns also cover a dental implant (tooth root replacement). Crowns are also great options for covering discolored, stained teeth.
PimaAnimalCareCenter is hosting a free Microchip Clinic and eegee’s Social on Saturday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at 4000 N. Silverbell Road. The event will feature free microchip implants for dogs and cats and free iced eegee’s, too. When the shelter opens at 10, there will be free adoptions all day until 5, and the free eegee’s fun will continue, too. Dog and puppy adopters must still pay a $15 license fee, but there are no licensing fees for cats and kittens.
(StatePoint) Nearly 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain -- that’s more than the number of people living with heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Often experienced as pain that lasts over three to six months, chronic pain is a serious and debilitating condition that, if left unmanaged, can negatively impact nearly every aspect of your life.
(BPT) - Have you noticed your loved one having trouble seeing what they’re doing at the stove? Are they having trouble recognizing which grandchild is asking for help tying his shoe?
(BPT) - If you’ve been living with hearing loss for a long time, it can be hard to believe there is anything new out there that can help - even if you’ve tried the most advanced hearing aids. You may have found that hearing aids can only help make some sounds louder but you can’t hear other sounds at all, especially in noisy situations. In the past, you may have been told that there is no other technology that can help. Well, now there is.
1. Sebelius resigns as health secretary
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Late on the night of Jan. 13, I heard a mighty crack and found what looked like a crime scene. My six-foot, 86 year-old husband, Frank McGee, had fallen and hit the back of his head on the tile floor of our bathroom. Emergency help was at our home within minutes, and a remarkable crew took Frank in hand. They found no heart issue on their monitors, but major concussion, and decided, with my agreement, to transport him to the UMC trauma center in Tucson. The ambulance trip was smooth and quiet, with the driver keeping attendants informed when she was about to turn or stop.
PHOENIX – A nuclear weapon detonates hundreds of miles above America’s heartland, sending an electromagnetic pulse at the speed of light that fries circuits across the U.S. The power grid, communication technologies and transportation systems collapse.
2014 seems to be beginning with some interesting news in the world of video games. One of the most prominent videogame developers for Sony’s still relatively new Playstation 4 has announced that they are currently working on two different Playstation excusive titles that will be making use of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift.
The University of Arizona's undefeated men's basketball team has been ranked No. 1 in the country for five consecutive weeks.
Creative Smiles Dentistry is giving families a reason to smile. Under the new ownership of Drs. Jeannie and Sung Ju, Creative Smiles Dentistry hopes to earn your trust, and in return, provide you with excellent and comprehensive dental care. Together, Drs. Jeannie and Sung Ju have a combined experience of 15 years of practicing dentistry.
1. Obama eulogizes Mandela at memorial service
1. Justices agree to review another ObamaCare challenge
Researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Tübingen have made a breakthrough in retinal implant technology that could help people who have lost their sight see more than just light and vague shapes.
University of Arizona surgeons Dr. Zain Khalpey and Dr. Robert Poston became the first to implant a left ventricular assist device using the surgical robot in John Hulslander, 67, who was losing his battle with ischemic cardiomyopathy.