Step-by-step: Less-invasive surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Abdominal aortic aneurysms kill almost 15,000 Americans each year. If detected early, new minimally invasive surgical techniques can correct this dangerous condition. Vascular surgeon Russell Montgomery, M.D., walks you step by step through the symptoms and treatment.

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Peripheral neuropathy: Burning and numbness in hands, legs and feet

Peripheral neuropathy is an uncomfortable burning or numbing sensation in the feet and legs. The most common causes? First is diabetes, and the second is alcohol consumption. Neurologist Amir Shokrae, M.D., explains the causes and symptoms and demonstrates the instruments used for detection of this painful condition.

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Is honey a wonder food?

With its antioxidants and storied healing properties, there are a lot of health benefits associated with honey — some proven, some perhaps the result of a bit of sweet mythology. Larry Santora, M.D., explains many of these claims and explains whether or not honey is a “wonder food.”

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Guided imagery eases the pain

Throbbing headache? You may be able to bypass medication and transform the pain by thinking about it differently. Clinical psychologist David Pincus, Ph.D., demonstrates how to relieve pain through guided imagery.

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The connection between sugary sodas and heart attacks

We love the bubble and fizz, but can sodas cause a heart attack? Larry Santora, M.D., explains the connection and reveals how many sodas are safe for you to drink in a week.

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Check blood pressure in both arms, sitting and standing

Your blood pressure can vary from arm to arm and whether your sitting or standing, so it’s important to take multiple readings. Larry Santora, M.D., explains why.

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Future is now: Implantable early warning device for heart attacks

It’s a portable, implantable EKG monitor for patients with a very high risk of heart attack. This Angel Alert System is what long-time cardiologists Kelly Tucker, M.D., and Larry Santora, M.D., say is some of the best, game-changing technology they’ve seen in years.

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Kidney transplant: One patient’s journey

Kidney transplant patient Claude Jenkins explores his journey to health along with Ervin Ruzics, M.D., who explains in detail the causes, symptoms and treatment of kidney disease.

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“Health Matters” wins a Telly Award!

2014 35th annual Telly logo“Health Matters with Dr. Larry Santora” has received a Telly Award, which honors the best in film and video. “Health Matters” was recognized from among more than 12,000 entries across the United States. Congratulations!

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Does that cyst require surgery? An examination of childhood ailments

For parents, it’s often hard to determine when to let time heal a bump on your child’s arm and when to call the doctor. John German, M.D., explains which childhood ailments require emergency treatment. German is also a board member with the Ronald McDonald House in Orange County, Calif., and he describes the importance of this community-supported service for young patients and their families.

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