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A Frequent Cause of Heart Attacks in Young Women

While women are more likely to suffer a heart attack after age 55, it can happen at any age. One condition is responsible for 40 percent of heart attacks in women younger than age 50.

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Want to Ditch Your Sleep Meds? Try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you have had insomnia for a long time, it might be frightening to contemplate going off your sleep medicines. There is another solution that studies have shown to be effective.

susan mulhern

Meditation, Yoga Help Woman Kick Anxiety Medicine To the Curb

Susan Mulhern had met with a psychiatrist before, but wanted a fresh start. Her UH physician recommend she try yoga, meditation, talk therapy and continue her exercise regimen. Soon, Susan was able to stop taking her anxiety medicine.

Morgan Krek

Young Patient's Cancer Care Journey Inspires Her Own Future

High school senior Morgan Krek was initially diagnosed with a bone infection. After she didn’t respond to typical treatment, UH Rainbow doctors continued searching for answers. They discovered a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma.

Eileen Horning

The Importance of Action in Saving a Life

Monday started unremarkably for Eileen Horning. Five days later, she left the hospital with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed in the chest and connected to the heart by thin wires.

Ilissa Clark

Fighting for Heart Health: Using Experience for Awareness

A young patient's cardiac arrests have moved her mother to help ensure that more people who experience cardiac arrest survive.

Mayra Gonzalez

Skier Keeps Commitment to Ironman Event After ACL Injury

When avid skier Mayra Gonzalez took a spill on the ski slopes of the French Alps, she knew right away her knee was severely injured. Her thoughts almost immediately turned to the Ironman race she signed up for.

Marilyn Buckholz enjoys a night out

Heart Failure: How an Implantable Sensor Can Help

A piece of technology smaller than an AA battery has proven to keep heart failure patients from re-admittance to the hospital.

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