Is sitting in the heat and steam within a sauna good or bad for your heart? Do saunas help you lose weight? Larry Santora, M.D., answers these questions and explores the health benefits of relaxing in a sauna.
It may come as a surprise that hypothermia can actually be a life-saving treatment. In fact, a new body-cooling procedure can potentially help cardiac arrest patients return to a normal life. Shahid Hayat, M.D., demonstrates the hypothermia process.
Kathy Bruce’s life was in jeopardy when one of her heart valves was failing. Fortunately, the implantation of a valve from a cow allowed her to avoid a fifth open-heart surgery. Bruce and Farhouch Berdjis, M.D., director of the Adult Congenital Heart Program at St. Joseph Hospital, discuss the procedure that saved her life.
Pro Football Hall of Fame legends Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones came together May 4, 2012, for a lively discussion about their storied football careers — from Jones’ famed head slap and his historic coining of the term “quarterback sack” to Butkus’ singular “mean” style for playing the game and how that competitive attitude helped him after his pro football career. Jones, who was known as the “Secretary of Defense,” passed away June 3, 2013.
Part 1: Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones engage in a very lively discussion about their extraordinary pro football careers, including the health risks associated with the game and how their playing days compare with today’s NFL. Both players have channeled their legendary status toward helping the community: Jones supports urban youth through the Deacon Jones Foundation, and Butkus focuses on student athletes and steroid awareness with his I Play Clean program.
Part 2: Pro Football Hall of Fame players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones continue their high-spirited conversation about the pros and cons of playing professional football — including their opinions on today’s bounties for defensive players.
Part 3: Legendary football players Dick Butkus and Deacon Jones share the same birthday; both were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and each had life-saving heart surgery.
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.
“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!