Diseases & Cures

Defibrillator for Home

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the Phillips HeartStart Home Defibrillator. This device is the first of a new generation of defibrillators designed specifically for the home. Defibrillators provide treatment for sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming a quarter million lives each year. The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is ideal for the emerging class of home responders who want to be able to help save the lives of friends and relatives in the event of cardiac arrest.

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Stroke Information for All

people/africanamericancouple.jpgCertain groups of Americans are more likely to have a stroke, which now ranks second as a cause of death worldwide. Learn if you are at risk and what you can do to avoid having a stroke.

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Helios Personal Oxygen

health/helios.jpgWhether its severe asthma, emphysema, recent surgery or obesity, many people have trouble breathing. In fact, more than a million Americans require supplemental oxygen 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And that often means needing a big, awkward oxygen tank the size of a golf bag that forces patients to be shut-ins at home - ending any thought of an active lifestyle.

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Breast Cancer Prevention -- New Study

people/breastwithrose.jpgEvery thirty seconds, somewhere in the world a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. For women at increased risk of developing breast cancer, preventing the disease is being viewed as a possibility. Now, a study is looking at a medicine to actually help prevent breast cancer.

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Hospitals Get Graded

health/insidehospital.jpgHealthcare ratings organization HealthGrades has released 2007 quality ratings of every nonfederal hospital in the country. It also issued the ninth annual HealthGrades Hospital Quality in America Study - the largest study of its kind.

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