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Dr. Demir Baykal, Cardiologist

Heart failure, a major public health problem, is a constellation of signs and symptoms originating from structural and functional abnormalities of the heart. It leads to a generalized maladaptive chronic inflammatory stress reaction in the body. It can be caused by common conditions such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in arteries) or exogenous factors such as viruses, alcohol, toxins. It can also be hereditary.

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Dr. Janice Pressley Gynecologist

Uterine fibroids (“leiomyomas” in medical terms) are very common benign tumors of the uterus. They are not cancer and don’t become cancer. At least 50% of all women will have fibroids by age 50, and that percentage may be as high as 80% among black women.

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Dr. David B. Casey

Are you experiencing leg pain?
Leg pain comes in many shapes and sizes. It can be dull and aching or sharp and stabbing. Even tightness and tingling leg pain can be quite uncomfortable.

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Dr. Chinwe Aligwekwe, MD

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Every time I walk into the emergency room to admit a patient diagnosed with sepsis, I meet patients who are very scared but do not entirely understand their diagnosis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and potentially death.

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