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smoking can lead to chronic total occlusion, a form of coronary artery disease
Treating Chronic Total Occlusion

If you have coronary artery disease, that means an artery that supplies blood to your heart has plaque in it, which can obstruct or limit blood flow. With chronic total occlusion (CTO), a form of coronary artery disease, an artery in the heart becomes completely blocked. [caption id="attachment_10966" align="alignright" width="350"] Smoking is…

Clinical Trials at UVA
5 Common Lung Cancer Beliefs: True or False?

Ryan Gentzler, MD, specializes in thoracic oncology at UVA and is part of the multidisciplinary lung cancer team at UVA Cancer Center. In this post, Gentzler debunks common myths about lung cancer in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung Cancer: Get The Facts 1) All patients who get lung…

Carpal tunnel treatments range from vitamin B6 to surgery.
Carpal Tunnel Treatments

You wake up in the middle of the night with that tingly pins-and-needles feeling in your hand, like you were sleeping on it. Or maybe while you're doing computer work, you've noticed some wrist pain or numbness in your fingers. It might go away, but, over time, it becomes more…

Parkinson's disease treatment can help relieve tremors.
Parkinson’s Disease Treatment (Podcast Tuesday)

Up to one million Americans have Parkinson's disease. According to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, that's more than the combined number of people suffering from ALS, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. It tends to affect people who are over 60. You can inherit Parkinson's disease. However, even if a close relative…

Aortic dissection can cause tearing chest pain or back & abdominal pain.
What’s Aortic Dissection? (Podcast Tuesday)

Aortic dissection almost sounds like some kind of surgery, but it's actually a life-threatening condition. The aorta, the largest blood vessel in your body, can develop a tear in its inner layer, and blood gets into the tear. Depending on what part of the aorta is involved, you may need…

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