Have a heart problem? There is a good chance it can be fixed non-surgically. Procedures that push tiny tools and tubes through blood vessels are reducing the need for open heart surgery and transforming heart care.
Howdini (July 14, 2014) When peeling ginger, ditch the fancy tools and reach for a spoon! Howdini shares a technique that yields more fresh ginger than using a vegetable peeler or a knife.
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AP (Jan. 10, 2014) In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 31, 2014) An Alabama brain surgeon walked about six miles through the height of Tuesday's winter storm to perform a life-saving brain operation. The patient is said to be doing well. (Jan. 31)
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