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high cholesterol, smoking and blood pressure affect your heart age
Heart Age: How Old Is Your Heart?
Podcasts, Prevention 2/23/2016

Certain conditions and behaviors can mean your heart is as healthy — or unhealthy — as someone much older or younger than you. Smoking, for example, can lead to a stroke or heart attack even in your 20s. Calculate your heart age to find out if you're at risk.

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Hydronephrosis: A Common Prenatal Kidney Condition
Kids, Podcasts 2/16/2016

Hydronephrosis is the most common disorder identified in babies during prenatal ultrasounds. With this prenatal kidney condition, the baby has kidney swelling due to a buildup of fluid. In severe cases, the baby isn't urinating, and urine can back up in the body and compress kidney tissue.

Smoking greatly increases your risk of lung cancer.
Should You Get A Lung Cancer Screening?
Podcasts, Prevention 1/19/2016

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, killing 158,040 people in the U.S. in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. But early detection and treatment improve your odds of survival. According to UVA pulmonologist Howard Malpass, MD, a 2011 study showed lung cancer screening via a low-dose CT scan of the…

Jersey finger is a tendon injury that's more common in athletes
Jersey Finger? See a Hand Surgeon

Jersey finger isn't a common injury, but if you play football or soccer you might know someone who's had it. "It's when an individual player is trying to tackle another player, and the finger gets caught on the jersey and then gets hyperextended at the most distal joint," explains hand surgeon…

slides are common sources of broken bones in kids
Preventing & Treating Broken Bones in Kids
Kids, Podcasts 12/15/2015

It's a scene many parents know all too well: One moment your child is happy and active, enjoying a day on the playground or soccer field or gymnastics class. Then, she falls. She's sobbing that her arm hurts. It's swelling, and she screams when you try to move it. [caption id="attachment_10997"…

women with spinal cord injury and family
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries happen suddenly. A car crash. A skiing mishap. A fall in the home. One devastating moment can change someone's life forever. Spinal cord injuries include: Quadriplegia, or paralysis of both arms and both legs, which occurs as a result of injuries to the upper part of the…

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…

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