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Early Heart Attack Symptoms/Sudden Cardiac Arrest

11/2/2017
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Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden, heart experts say. A recent study has found that cardiac arrest symptoms in men can appear at least a month ahead of time. Signs can include chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting or palpitations. Sudden cardiac arrest differs from a heart attack. Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing the heart to stop beating. A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart...

Duration: 00:13:47


Tips for Balancing Work and Family from a Doctor Mom

10/31/2017
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The life work balance for is tough enough for any parent however, when you are a physician it may seem even more difficult. You have patients to care for that need your expertise, but your children need your time and guidance. How can a parent that is also a doctor find that delicate balance between their patients needs and their family? Here to speak with us about the incredible challenges a parent / physician faces raising a family and having a demanding career, is Dr. Heather...

Duration: 00:11:58


LIFE at Lourdes

10/10/2017
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According to the Institute on Aging, more than 40 million Americans are age 65+. By 2030, as the last Baby Boomers turn 65, older adults are expected to reach 20 percent of the population. Seniors often prefer to live at home and remain independent, but healthcare needs can sometimes make that difficult. LIFE at Lourdes can help. The LIFE model honors what many seniors want; to stay in familiar surroundings, maintain autonomy and maintain their maximum level of physical, social and...

Duration: 00:14:01


Leadless Pacemaker

7/17/2017
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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is now one of a few select hospitals in the region to offer a new dime-sized pacemaker that is implanted directly in the heart. Normally, the pacemaker leads are inserted through a vein in the shoulder and placed in the right atrium and right ventricle of the heart. But by placing the leads on an area of the heart called the His-bundle, it can utilize the heart’s natural electrical pathways and create better synchronization between the bottom chambers of...

Duration: 00:09:14


Alzheimer's: Coping Strategies for Caregivers

2/12/2017
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When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, often times it is the caregivers that need a little extra help. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one full time, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Listen as G. Peter Gliebus, MD discusses coping strategies for caregivers so that they can get the support that they need.

Duration: 00:10:48


The Latest Advances in Diabetes Care

1/28/2017
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Diabetes is a metabolic disease which causes high blood glucose (blood sugar) either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes and 382 million people have it worldwide. Diabetes has become one the nation's top chronic health conditions. Listen as Dr. Parveen Verma explains the latest advances in Diabetes care.

Duration: 00:10:50


Latest Advances in Parkinson's Treatment

12/21/2016
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Each year more than six million Americans are diagnosed with a neurological disorder. In fact more than 144 million Americans will experience a neurological disorder, and this number is expected to rise as our population ages. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex disorder of the brain. PD is primarily diagnosed clinically, which means your doctor figures out if you have Parkinson’s by watching you move and asking you about your experience. Listen as Dr. Jill Giordano Farmer, neurologist...

Duration: 00:14:50


Robotic Surgery: The Next Major Stage Of Advancement For A Range Of Operations

9/24/2016
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Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery has become the next major stage of advancement for a range of operations. The field of surgery has long worked to improve skills and tools to minimize the invasiveness of operations and to overcome the limitations of human surgical dexterity and access. It has done so while dealing with the challenges of visualizing internal structures and controlling the variability inherent in even the best human hand-eye-brain decisions and coordination. Robotic...

Duration: 00:08:45


Acupuncture and Cupping in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Patient Care

9/13/2016
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Lourdes Health System is committed to bringing patients the best in conventional and complementary medicine. This combination of services is called integrative medicine which has been offered at Lourdes since 1979 when the Lourdes Wellness Center opened in Collingswod, New Jersey. This was something that few health facilities offered at the time and therefore, Lourdes was well ahead of its peers in the healthcare field in recognizing the importance of preventive health and the benefits of...

Duration: 00:10:46


What to Expect During a Hospital Stay

9/8/2016
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When you or a loved one has to go to the hospital you want to it to be a comfortable experience. If it's your first time staying overnight at a hospital you may not know what to expect. When you choose Lourdes Health System hospitals, be assured that our mission is to ensure you have the safest and most comfortable experience possible. When you arrive, you should receive a copy of our patient handbook that will guide you and your loved ones around our hospitals, and familiarize you with...

Duration: 00:09:33


Is Antibiotic Overuse a Health Threat?

9/6/2016
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Every year your family might face its share of colds, sore throats and viruses. When you go to the doctor for these illnesses, do you automatically expect a prescription for antibiotics? But your doctor could be doing you and your family a favor by not reaching for the prescription pad. Antibiotic resistance is a widespread problem. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling it a widespread health problem. Listen in as Kenneth Szwak, PA-C explains that doctors...

Duration: 00:10:23


Latest Advances in Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

9/6/2016
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At the Lourdes Regional Cancer Center and our Radiation Oncology Department, the cancer care team is very aware of the many emotions and feelings that a person encounters when diagnosed with cancer. The many recent advances in radiation therapy are making it possible to provide more targeted treatment to better the outcome from radiation therapy. Listen in as Alexis Harvey, MD discusses the latest advances in radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Duration: 00:09:47


Do You Suffer from Tennis Elbow?

8/14/2016
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Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Lourdes Sports Medicine offers complete, timely and caring sports medicine treatment. Our physicians specialize in the care of professional and amateur athletes as well as "weekend warriors." They aim to help patients attain their highest level of performance while...

Duration: 00:11:17


HPV and Cervical Cancer: Get the Important Facts

8/14/2016
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Many years ago experts discovered a relationship between infection with HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. Since then, these experts have learned much more about how HPV can lead to cervical cancer. Women and their healthcare providers have increasingly won the battle against cervical cancer in recent decades. Cervical cancer is the most common health problem linked to HPV in women. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by HPV. Listen in as Howard M. Saul, DO explains that...

Duration: 00:11:43


The Latest Treatment For Stroke Patients

8/2/2016
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Stroke strikes about 700, 000 Americans each year, and if help is given in a very timely manner, many people will survive a stroke. The Lourdes Stroke Center is here to deliver innovative, state-of-the-art care to patients with symptoms of stroke. Listen in as Dr. Mandy Binning discusses who is at risk for stroke, how important time is to brain, and that acting FAST can reduce the damage a stroke can do.

Duration: 00:09:23


The Latest Advances in Mazor Spine Surgery Technology

7/27/2016
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The Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance® system is one of the only robotic guidance products in the United States used for implanting devices during spine surgery. The Mazor Robotics system allows the surgeon to use the images from a CT scan that is taken before surgery to create a blueprint for each surgical care. The CT scan information is loaded into a computerized 3D planning system which allows to the surgeon to plan the surgical procedure with a high degree of precision before ever entering...

Duration: 00:09:22


Men's Health Issues: Low Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction

4/11/2016
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Testosterone treatment may help some older men regain sexual desire, but it won’t give them more energy. That’s the conclusion of a recent that looked at how well this treatment worked. Although sometimes difficult to acknowledge or discuss, sexual complaints such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are common and increasingly easy to address through consultation or medical or surgical care. Dr. Adam Perzin, Urologist at Lourdes Health System, is here to discuss men's...

Duration: 00:10:48


Necessary Weight Loss? Try Bariatric Surgery

2/1/2016
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Weight loss surgery is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight with diet and exercise alone. People seeking weight loss surgery may suffer from serious obesity-related health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, and problems with sleep. There are three main types of weight loss surgery: Restrictive, Malabsorptive and a Combination of both. Mark Salcone, D.O. is here to answer questions about Lourdes Medical bariatric/weight loss surgery...

Duration: 00:11:36