| May 9, 2012
| 2:32 PM
If you think social media is too invasive, how do you feel about live tweets and video feeds during brain surgery?
It happened Wednesday at Memorial Herman.
Dr. Dong Kim, the same guy who operated on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, carved a tumor...
| May 7, 2012
75 year old Gloria Ezaki has a lot to smile about these days.
She was steadily going downhill because her aortic valve was becoming clogged with calcium.
Technically her condition is called severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis.
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Among the too many items on my desk is a photograph of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Kay.
Many years ago, the Kays provided me with the guidance I needed to become, for better or worse, the person I am today. Had I not known them, I could easily have wound up...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 11:15 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The cost of treating heart disease has become a key factor in decisions by U.S. cardiologists grappling with the nation's No. 1 killer.
Record prices for drugs and devices, reduced reimbursement by insurance plans and the...
| Nov 13, 2012
Doctors at Ochsner Medical Center performed a life-saving surgery on four-year-old twin girls.
At birth, Abby and Anna Loy were diagnosed with an abnormal hole in the wall between their hearts' upper chambers.
The girls are from Shreveport and came to...
| Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Mansour Razminia used to worry about exposing patients to repeated bouts of radiation during lengthy surgery to correct heart rhythm problems. That is, until he began using such alternatives as 3-D imaging and high-frequency ultrasound.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Tarzan, the horse that carried a Saginaw, Minn., woman to the matrimonial altar in 2003 and later helped her heal following a stroke, has died at the advanced age of 44.
The relationship between Tarzan, a Morgan cross, and his owner, Vikki Amendola, was...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:59 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Edward Gerjuoy started teaching at the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, the Beatles had invaded America, boys played with a new G.I. Joe action figure and a generation reared on the make-believe of television faced harsh Cold...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:14 PM
The kicker in football is someone who doesn't always get a lot of credit.
Sure, a game-winning kick is great, but more often the kicker is someone who is taken for granted at best and blamed for a team's troubles at worst. He's usually seen as...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:50 PM
In the years Dr. Jeff Mandak has helped at the Fulton County (Pa.) Medical Center Healthy Sportsmen’s Fair and similar events, he has seen routine screenings for blood pressure and glucose occasionally reveal serious issues.
Some of the patients...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:20 PM
After tip-toeing Monday afternoon around the topic of which quarterback — Michael Rocco or Phillip Sims — would start for him this weekend at Duke, Virginia coach Mike London indicated Monday night on his weekly radio show Sims will be the...
| Feb 15, 2010
The facts are scary: Despite the progress made against heart disease in the past several decades, almost half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack or other cardiac problem have no prior symptoms. Even knowing someone's risk factors for heart...