Technology plays an enormous role in advancing the quality and effectiveness of medical treatment. New technology tends to arrive first in larger, academic medical centers and subsequently spreads into the smaller city and community hospitals. As the technology continues its march to the far corners of the world, many academic hospitals consider it a moral responsibility ...more
When it comes to preventing a stroke, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference.
Strokes occur when blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain burst or are blocked by a clot. When that happens, brain cells begin to die, affecting a person’s memory and ability to control muscles.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause ...more
Do you want to eat better, but don't know where to start? Consider the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet.
The DASH diet was initially created to help lower blood pressure. But studies have also found the DASH diet to be one of the best options to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even ...more
Childhood photo of Sonja Embry
Sonja Embry was born with a congenital heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot. It's a condition known as "Blue Baby Syndrome," because valve defects and holes in the heart cause oxygen-poor blood to pump into the body, giving kids and infants with the condition blue-tinged skin.
Embry's condition prevented her from ...more
Dr. Gretchen Wells
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director of the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Women’s Heart Health Program.
Syncope, the medical term for fainting, is not uncommon in women. In fact, more than 40 percent of women will experience a fainting spell at some point in their life. Syncope refers to a temporary ...more