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About Damar Hamlin's Cardiac Arrest

About Damar Hamlin's Cardiac Arrest

Time seemed to stand still on the football field that night. Football fans and players watched in stunned silence as Buffalo Bill's Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after colliding with another player during the first quarter. The players and coaches formed a human circle around the fallen athlete as team doctors performed CPR and used an automa...

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What's the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

What's the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

How the Heart Works If you think heart attack and cardiac arrest are the same thing, you are not alone – 87 percent of people responding to a Cleveland Clinic survey mistakenly believe that cardiac arrest is another term heart attack. You might be surprised to learn that the two heart conditions are quite different. The two conditions have differen...

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Which is Better for Diagnosing Kidney Stones, CT or Ultrasound?

Which is Better for Diagnosing Kidney Stones, CT or Ultrasound?

Doctors rely on laboratory testing and medical imaging to diagnose kidney stones. When the patient's symptoms and laboratory tests suggest kidney stones, doctors would turn to medical imaging to determine the number and location of those stones. For many years, computed tomography (CT) scans have been the go-to imaging test when it comes to di...

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November is COPD Awareness Month

November is COPD Awareness Month

Every November, healthcare professionals and patients come together to share information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of diseases that make it hard to breathe. During COPD Awareness Month, doctors and others help inform the public about COPD, its symptoms and treatments by holding events, posting on social media, and ...

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Smaller Lung Airways Increase Women's Risks for COPD

Smaller Lung Airways Increase Women's Risks for COPD

Many people used to consider chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as a condition that only affected older men. Since about 2008, though, the global prevalence of this serious breathing problem in women is quickly approaching that seen in men. Medical professionals attribute the rise of COPD among women to increased rates of tobacco smoking ...

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Changes in Lung Cancer Screening Rules Saves Lives

Changes in Lung Cancer Screening Rules Saves Lives

Cancer is a leading cause of death. In 2018, doctors diagnosed 18.1 million new cases of cancer worldwide, according to the National Cancer Institute; cancer claimed 9.5 million lives that year. Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths. A 2013 change in lung cancer screening has saved thousands of lives. About Lung Cancer Cancer is a serious...

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Why Do I Have to Fast Before Some Medical Imaging Tests?

Why Do I Have to Fast Before Some Medical Imaging Tests?

When it comes to medical imaging, getting a clear, accurate image is a top priority. After all, doctors use the information they learn from these medical images to diagnose patients and create treatment plans. In some cases, doctors will require patients fast before undergoing medical imaging. A fast is a period of hours in which you have nothing t...

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How Smoking Causes Lung Cancer

How Smoking Causes Lung Cancer

Doctors have known for years that smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco causes cancer. In fact, by the time the US Surgeon General issued a warning about the dangers of smoking in 1964, there was already overwhelming evidence that smoking was deadly. In the decades since, researchers have discovered many of the ways that smoking causes cance...

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