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Fatty Liver Disease: Is It Your Greatest Health Risk?
Sep 19, 2019
Fatty Liver Disease: Is It Your Greatest Health Risk? As American waistlines continue to expand, a new health crisis is emerging—one that is unnoticed by even health-conscious Americans. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), once rare in the U.S., now affects one in four Americans and ...
Not Your Father’s Back Surgery
Sep 19, 2019
Not Your Father’s Back Surgery Advances continue to revolutionize techniques and outcomes Most back pain sufferers don’t need surgery, but for those who do, today’s back procedures are almost unrecognizable from surgeries 20 years ago. In fact, new minimally-invasive, ...
Strides in Hip Surgery Eliminating the pain and preserving the joint
Sep 19, 2019
Strides in Hip Surgery Eliminating the pain and preserving the joint Kyle Hart was home for winter break when he went for what the committed cross-country athlete considered an easy, warmup run—just five miles. But the pain in his hip, which had been steadily growing for months, reached a point that even a long ...
Our Family Caring for Your Family
Sep 19, 2019
Our Family Caring for Your Family A father’s importance and influence is often unmistakable. And that is especially true for the McCoys. “Our dad not only gave us a love of medicine, he provided a powerful example of how to do it right,” explains Dr. Michael McCoy, ...
In a Father’s Footsteps
Jun 13, 2019
In a Father’s Footsteps This Father''s Day, families will gather to celebrate and acknowledge the importance and influence of dads—and for the McCoy family, it will have special significance.
Lung Cancer: Reasons to Hope
Apr 26, 2019
Lung Cancer: Reasons to Hope Lung cancer kills more Americans than the next three cancers—breast, colon and prostate—combined. Typically only caught in its later stages, survival rates have not improved significantly in decades. St. Jude Medical Center is a national ...
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Brings Big Benefits
Apr 19, 2019
World’s Smallest Pacemaker Brings Big Benefits On Tuesday, Bonnie Williams, 77, lacked the energy to leave her house and wondered if she had much time left on earth. On Wednesday, she had a Micra pacemaker—about the size of a large vitamin—inserted to treat her atrial fibrillation. ...
Always Tired? Time to replace your fatigue with something better
Apr 12, 2019
Always Tired? Time to replace your fatigue with something better For millions of Americans, tired is their new normal. Finding a solution often starts with blood tests to rule out common culprits, including anemia, diabetes and thyroid conditions. But Jyotika Wali, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician, ...
'Game Changing' Surgical Technique Targets Brain Cancer
Apr 5, 2019
'Game Changing' Surgical Technique Targets Brain Cancer Few diagnoses are more difficult to hear than malignant brain tumor—which is why our neurosurgeons and oncologists are at the forefront of finding better ways to treat it. St. Jude Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the ...
Not Your Mother's Mammogram
Jan 4, 2019
Not Your Mother's Mammogram When it comes to diagnosing and treating breast cancer, the good news just keeps coming. One example is 3D mammography—also known as tomosynthesis or 3D breast imaging—a new technology that is significantly improving our ability to detect ...
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