Author: Melanie Dick

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A Heart Rhythm Back on Track

After running his first marathon in November 2010, Todd Smith was in the best shape of his life. At 49 years old, he felt great. So it came as a surprise in early 2011 when he started having frequent bouts of unexplained lightheadedness.

Heart rhythm patient Todd Smith (left) and…

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HPV and Boys: Should They Be Vaccinated?

It’s a topic that many are uncomfortable talking about: sexually transmitted diseases. Specifically, human papillomavirus, or HPV. But as awkward as it may be to discuss, it’s a subject that has recently gained national media attention – and rightfully so.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United…

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