Xeno What?

Sadly, David Bennett Sr., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first to receive a genetically modified pig heart transplant, has passed away. According to a statement from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where the transplant was performed, Mr. Bennett passed away Tuesday. He lived for two months after…

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Heart Attacks & Cold

Winter is in full swing, and most of the US has been battered by a fierce winter storm. As of right now, a record-breaking 73% of America is snow-covered. Even though it’s beautiful, it can be deadly. Research is showing that frigid conditions can be dangerous to our hearts.  In a nationwide, 16 year, observational…

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Chocolate lowers risk of AFib

Over the years, researchers have linked chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, to many health-positives. A new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is drawing a new, stronger connections with AFib. AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) is a heart condition presenting as an irregular heartbeat. Many with the condition describe it as feeling like a flutter…

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Dealing with A-fib

A-fib or Atrial Fibrillation is the fancy medical term for a consistently irregular heart beat. It starts innocently enough with light fluttering, but can, overtime, become more frequent and even constant. On the light end of things, it can result in a light head, chest pain or fainting. In the long-term, it’s associated with higher…

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