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Valvular heart disease
on Tue, December 10, 2013
In the United States, approximately 2.5 percent of the population has valvular heart disease (VHD), a problem with one of the heart’s four valves, which are...
Therapeutic hypothermia patient Megan Webber Koenigs
on Wed, November 20, 2013
Saturday, April 28, 2012, was a big day for Megan Webber Koenigs. She made her final presentation for her master’s degree in teaching at Wichita State...
teen athletes
on Tue, September 10, 2013
When you hear of young athletes suddenly collapsing during practice, many parents undoubtedly became concerned about their own student athletes and the...
Aortic valve replacement patient Wanda Headrick
on Wed, July 24, 2013
When Wanda Headrick scheduled a routine physical last fall as part of Via Christi’s HealthierYou employee wellness program, her goal was simply to qualify for...
Cardiac patient Mike Tinich
on Thu, June 20, 2013
Mike Tinich was working with his Maize South High School physics students shortly after 8 a.m. grading their roller coasters, when he had a sudden bout of...
COPD patient Tom Glendenning
on Sat, February 02, 2013
Tom Glendenning started his first job as a railroad worker at the age of 16. His work required him to have direct contact with asbestos, then commonly used as...
blood pressure
on Fri, March 30, 2012
For many of us, a trip to our family physician often starts with a blood pressure reading. When the nurse tells me my blood pressure score, she’ll explain that...

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