Pneumonia Biggest Problem Following Heart Surgery

Pneumonia Biggest Problem Following Heart Surgery

You would think that the deep incisions from open heart surgery and the large wound it leaves, including cutting into chest bones etc. would be the biggest problem facing patients’ post heart surgery. Not so, says new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011. In fact, its pneumonia that is the biggest problem following heart surgery. More »

 

Did Osama Bin Laden Have Health Problem?

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Do you know what a S. aureus, or staph infection is? Well read on, but up front, there is a new same day test approved by the FDA this week that can determine if you have the infection and if

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Seve Ballesteros Dies After Long Battle With Brain Cancer

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