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The Importance of Your Family Medical History

You inherit half of your genetic makeup from each of your parents. Those genes not only affect your physical appearance, but they may also...

New Mitral Valve Heart Procedure

Paula Hollingsworth, MD, explains how the Mitraclip® is used to repair leaking valves in heart patients who may not be able to undergo traditional surgery.

Preventing and Treating Hemorrhoids

Learn the causes of hemorrhoids, how to prevent them, and how to treat them using traditional therapies and a new THD procedure, which is less painful.

Talking with Your Kids About STDs

Parents should start talking to their children about sexual activity and STDs around ages about 9-10, depending on your child’s maturity level.

Crushing pain and heart attacks

You know the dramatic scene on TV when someone is having a heart attack: the actor clutches his chest, gasps and drops to the...