The Impella Heart Pump

This tiny device carries a powerful purpose. “You insert it into the heart and it draws blood from the left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart, and delivers it to...

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Facts about Head and Neck Cancer

It accounts for nearly four percent of malignancies in the United States. Doctors say head and neck cancer is the seventh most common cancer worldwide. “Head and neck cancer is typically diagnosed...

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Understanding Hypertension

These two sets of numbers can give doctors a quick inside look at your heart. Lee Health cardiologist Dr. Steven Deutsch says if these numbers are too high, patients are considered hypertensive....

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Helping You Understand Lung Cancer

“We are there for the patients throughout their journey,” said oncology nurse navigator Veena Sharma. She understands how overwhelmed patients can feel after receiving a lung cancer diagnosis. “If they are newly...

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A Breast Cancer Journey

Cathy Devine says she’s always known she’s at risk for breast cancer. “We have a long history of breast cancer in my family. My grandmother had breast cancer at the age of...

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Stroke Recovery

It happens when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. At that point, patients can either suffer from an ischemic stroke or a hemorrhagic stroke. “An ischemic stroke occurs when the...

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Preventing Colon Cancer

“When we do a colonoscopy, we are looking around the entire colon. What we are looking for are these tiny little guys, those are benign polyps. You wouldn’t know if you had...

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