Ask our physician
I’m a 58-year-old woman in great health, and I’m trying to keep it that way. What are your recommendations for cardiac screenings as I get older?
-Mary S., Haddonfield
A new approach to valve replacement
If you’ve experienced a narrowing of the aortic valve opening, you’re all too aware
of the symptoms: fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pain. A severe stenosis
usually requires a surgical aortic valve replacement. However, some patients are
unable to have the open-heart procedure needed to replace the aortic valve.
New help—and hope—for lung cancer
Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s
91-year history of superior lung care spans the full spectrum of lung diseases,
including lung cancer. Now, the hospital plans to take lung cancer care to the next
level with its new Multi-Disciplinary Oncology Clinic Program, which is bolstered
by new technology and a special partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of
The Joslin Diabetes Center helps one patient regain her health
Can protecting your heart also help ward off Alzheimer’s?
Many conditions that damage the heart or blood vessels also appear to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, called vascular dementia. That’s a decline in thinking skills caused by blocked or reduced blood flow to the brain, which deprives brain cells of vital oxygen and nutrients.
The Mediterranean diet: Can it benefit people with diabetes?
Many adults with type 2 diabetes struggle to lose weight and lower their blood sugar. Following a Mediterranean diet may help, concludes a study reported recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers compared the effects of seven popular diets on adults with type 2 diabetes. Only a Mediterranean diet also led to significant weight loss when followed for at least six months.
Teaching the next generation of physicians
As a teaching hospital, Deborah Heart and Lung Center has been training doctors for many years. Now, Deborah has taken a new role in reaching younger generations who are interested in pursuing medical careers.