September 16th, 2016

Paddling Once Again

Bob Oller had a reaction to bad news that no doctor ever wants: “As he was telling me I had a major blockage in my…

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September 16th, 2016

Healthier and Happier: The Heart Pump That Makes it Possible

Robert “Bobby” Huth, a realtor and a former military man, always took care of himself. He exercised, ate right and avoided smoking. So when he…

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September 16th, 2016

Breathing Easy Once Again

Linda “Lin” Willard, thought she might have GERD. She sometimes felt pain in the upper center part of her chest that reminded her of indigestion,…

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September 16th, 2016

When Genetics Get in the Way

Larry Reynolds’ lungs were burning one September day after walking his dog, and he knew something was wrong. “I’m a runner,” he says, “and I…

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health facts

February 26th, 2015

By the Numbers, 8 Health Facts That Might Surprise You

Think you know your own survival odds? You might be surprised.  The odds of being killed by a shark: 1 in 300,000,000 The odds of…

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top 5 ways you're ambushing your heart

February 23rd, 2015

Top 5 Ways You’re Accidentally Ambushing Your Heart

Here’s the bad news: when it comes to controlling our heart’s fate, we can’t control all of the factors that affect our heart health, like…

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if your heart surgeon had 3 wishes

February 20th, 2015

If Your Heart Surgeon Had 3 Wishes

Of all of the authority figures we encounter in our lives – our parents, teachers and bosses – there’s someone else we should readily abide…

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Charles Southall

February 19th, 2015

Charles Southall, Sentara Heart Patient

Charles Southall knows the classic signs of a heart attack—pain or numbness in the chest or arms, shortness of breath, nausea. But what he felt…

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fat tuesday

February 17th, 2015

Fat Tuesday – Top 5 Ways Your Weight Affects More Than Your Waistline

Fat Tuesday, that time honored annual festival of excess in New Orleans, is typically a cause for celebration. But lose the “Tuesday,” and we’re just…

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valentine's day

February 13th, 2015

5 Ways Romance (and wine!) Can be Good for Your Heart

On Valentine’s Day, it may seem like couples reap all of the benefits, but that’s not necessarily true. Did you know that there are countless…

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