One a day: Low-dose aspirin

One low-dose aspirin daily may be good for your heart health. Cardiologist Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese explain.

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Toast to your health

Vintner Donald Sodaro, owner of Sodaro Estate Winery, explains the wine-making process, and Larry Santora, M.D., provides a primer on the healthy aspects of moderate wine consumption.

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Living without a heart beat — a patient’s life with an artificial heart

Nancy Miller has an artificial heart, but no heart beat, because the device regulates a smooth flow of blood through her body. It’s a miraculous treatment, and Kelly Tucker, M.D., director of cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at the Orange County Heart Institute, explains and demonstrates how the artificial heart works.

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Take a swig of that java

Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese clarify the findings about coffee and its health benefits, especially related to diabetes.

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More than just needles

Ronda Wimmer, a doctor of Oriental medicine in Newport Beach, Calif., demonstrates acupuncture techniques and describes herbal regimens.

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Treatment for abnormal heart rhythms

Jay Lee, M.D., medical director of electrophysiology at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange,Calif., discusses abnormal heart rhythms and treatment of the condition.

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Unscrambled: Eggs are the perfect food

Eggs have a brand-new reputation: They are good for you. Larry Santora, M.D., and Heidi Cortese crack open the facts about this “perfect food.”

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Sexual medicine: The concerns and treatments for both men and women

It’s a delicate subject, but sexual dysfunction can greatly affect your life. Michael Krychman, M.D., of the Sexual Medicine Center at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., discusses areas of concern for both men and women and the myriad treatments — both physical and psychological — available to get back on track sexually.

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How it works: Lap-Band stomach surgery for weight control

Jeffrey Johnsrud, M.D., a surgeon at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., explains Lap-Band surgery, which ties off part of the stomach for weight control for morbidly obese patients.

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The importance of heart CT scans

Matthew Budoff, M.D. of LA BioMed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center explains the latest advances in heart CT scans.

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