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Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

Enjoy A Healthy Heart in 2012

My first New Year’s Resolution is that I promise this will be my last holistic health article this month.  The response to these last few articles has been really gratifying.  Thank you! In the last two articles I discussed Epigenetics and the Release Technique.  Somewhere along the line, I came across a healing therapy called […]

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
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Heart Failure, Heart Disease and Stem Cells

Heart Failure, Heart Disease and Stem Cells

Stem cell treatments for damaged hearts, heart disease and heart failure are closing in on revolutionary developments that not only repair damaged hearts but also eliminate the need for anti-rejection drugs.  The newest discoveries range from trials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Stanford University, Louisville’s Jewish Hospital, the University of Buffalo and the […]

| November 16, 2011 | 4 Comments
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Heart Transplant and Rosacea

Heart Transplant and Rosacea

In every heart transplant manual, post transplant skin care gets heavy emphasis.  The transplant recipient must be consistent and diligent with their skin care regimen. It is better to err on the side of caution than risk exposure to the sun.  Many of the medicines that post transplant patients use put the patient at risk […]

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Health Insurance For Heart Transplant

Health Insurance For Heart Transplant

Health insurance and the future of Medicare are in the news and on the table.  For persons considering the possibility of a transplant for any organ but especially the heart, understanding your health insurance choices and mapping out a health insurance strategy are very important considerations. Not only will the transplant recipient want to know exactly […]

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
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The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

The Wait List and Heart Transplant Up Close And Personal

Today marks the nineteenth month since my heart transplant at Tampa General Hospital.  It also marks the 44th month since I was referred by Dr, Mehmet Oz to the Columbia Presbyterian Heart Transplant Program under the care of the renowned cardiologist Dr. Donna Mancini. At Tampa General my cardiologist is the very qualified and very […]

| June 2, 2011 | 1 Comments
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Your Heart Transplant and CMV

Your Heart Transplant and CMV

Cytomegolovirus (CMV) is a type of herpes virus that can affect just about any organ and can cause a variety of infections.  Typically, CMV is passed from one person to another through close contact.  It is especially prevalent in persons whose body systems are immune suppressed. About 95% of the American population is CMV positive, […]

| April 29, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Wait List & Recovery Heart Transplant Survival Tips

Basically, I am a creature of habit. Whether you are on the wait list or have already received your new heart, our habits have advantages and disadvantages. Some of those habits we can throw out the window. Diet is likely to be one of the most difficult habits to change. In my case, my daily wait […]

| March 21, 2011 | 1 Comments
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About Heart Failure

About Heart Failure

Last night I received an e-mail from a young lady.  Don’t laugh, it’s not that unusual. I have lots of daughters and daughter in-laws and two gorgeous granddaughters.  Actually, this was no laughing matter.  The woman said that she had been told by her doctor that she had heart failure and needed a transplant. She […]

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
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My Wait List Medications

My Wait List Medications

While I was waiting for heart transplantation, this is the form I used to show my medications and track my intake.  Dr. Hoffman, my cardiologist at Tampa General Hospital, insisted that I also take my blood pressure and heart rate every morning and weigh myself before eating.  I kept another chart that reflected these readings. […]

| December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments
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