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Depression & Healing
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 09:28 AM

Depression can have a devastating effect on a person's daily life. It makes work difficult and strains relationships. For someone who has had a major illness or injury, it can be even more damaging. Depression can delay the healing process and hinder the patient's ability to move forward.

When Time Is Not On Your Side
Written by Keith Darcey   
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 09:23 AM

"The last thing I remember is feeling a burning sensation, and then the whole room went gray," says Judith Rehase Provenzano. "Next thing I know, I am waking up with my physician at my bedside. He just said that I was one lucky lady."

What Judith doesn't remember, however, is her medical team's 37-minute race against the clock to save her life. In fact, the burning sensation she felt was the electricity from the paddles reviving her heart, a revival that needed to take place three different times. It wasn't until Dr. Stanley Bleich, her interventional cardiologist, inserted a balloon into her blocked artery to restore normal blood flow that her vital signs stabilized, and she survived the most serious and deadly type of heart attack – a STEMI.

Just What The Doctors Ordered...
Written by Keith Darcey   
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 09:20 AM

In a recent article published by the Associated Press based on national surveys, it is estimated that fewer than 13 percent of hospitals in the United States have either fully implemented, or even modestly begun, an electronic health record system. The federal government has recently renewed its call for hospitals to adopt electronic health records and have now tied financial payments to ensure compliance.

Life After Dark: The Secret World of Sleep
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 08:49 AM

We all need sleep. If you've ever nodded off during a meeting or felt your head droop at your desk, you know how important it is. The way we sleep has a direct impact on our mental and physical condition while we're awake.

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