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Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Repairing the Heart: Overcoming Fraud in Stem Cell Research

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension | 0 comments

In 2018, Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Chair at The University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, gave a TEDx talk in Seattle. During the talk, he told the story of Donna, an active 70-year-old mother and grandmother. One day, she had severe pain and...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids For the New Year!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Infertility | 7 comments

I’ve been eating a load of holiday foods and thinking that I’m going to need to make some dietary adjustments. Like me, you may have read or heard in the news that clinical trials looking at omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3 acid ethyl esters – O3AEE) did NOT significantly reduce major cardiovascular events. In fact, the news may have said that...

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Could It Be Flu?

Could It Be Flu?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Having just experienced the influenza virus, I can vouch for its intensity.  For over nine days I have had fever, cough, body aches, chills, headache and fatigue.  When I finally went to my physician, my blood oxygen levels were below normal.  And I’m still trying to clear my brain from the “peach fuzz.” The influenza virus is...

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Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Heart Attacks Aren’t Always Like the Movies

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 2 comments

According to the movies, a heart attack is dramatic and obvious. Pain in the left arm and severe chest pain tells you it’s time to call 911. But the reality can be quite different. Nausea can be a symptom in both men and women. Shortness of breath, without doing anything, is a sign. Women may experience dizziness, feel pain in their upper back, or...

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The Heart-Brain Connection: New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

The Heart-Brain Connection:  New Findings on Stress and Heart Attack

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

How does stress affect the body? Newly published research may provide clues to the impact of emotional stress on different parts of the body. In their study, the researchers wanted to learn if there was a connection between a specific part of the brain, called the amygdala, and cardiovascular health. The Amygdala There are actually two amygdalae, one on...

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Attention: Go With Your Heart | Medivizor

Attention:  Go With Your Heart | Medivizor

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 0 comments

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller Heart and Soul Perhaps the idea that the soul resides in the heart comes from its constancy.  Our hearts start to beat in the womb at around 6 weeks.   Usually parents-to-be can hear it at their 3 month prenatal...

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9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

9 Tips for Sharing Information with Your Doctor

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Infertility, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke | 3 comments

How do you share information with your doctor? This is a tough question. If you have had a bad experience or if you have been afraid to even broach something new with your doctor, this is the post for you. We asked two patient activists how they talk to their physicians and they provided us with tips that can help when sharing information. From Patient...

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What’s the Right Treatment for Coronary Artery Blockages?

What’s the Right Treatment for Coronary Artery Blockages?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog, Coronary artery disease | 2 comments

Being an Empowered Patient Your doctor relies on medical research, her own training, and years of experience to make medical decisions.  As a patient, it is your right to be as informed as possible. Medivizor has a vast array of research that can be sent directly to your email box based on the diagnoses you have.  Here is a short description of a research...

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Why I Became a Patient Engagement Evangelist

Why I Became a Patient Engagement Evangelist

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Blog | 11 comments

Physician Parents When your parents are both physicians, you have a unique perspective on the health care system.  This is especially true for me because of the time when I grew up. During those days, on call physicians didn’t leave the phone calls to an answering service at night.  Our phone would ring, my father would answer it at all hours and would...

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