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10/3/03

HealthWise at 5 From 10.3

  • Mono-Cancer Risk

If you know someone who has suffered from Mononucleosis. It's that common, especially among teens and young adults. Now, after analyzing data from some 40,000 Mono patients, Danish researchers say they've found a significantly increased risk of Hodgkin's Lymphoma among those with a history of Mono. Most people are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus at some time during infancy or childhood, and it rarely causes significant disease. But when infection hits during adolescence, it often causes infectious Mononucleosis. It's in this group that researchers say the risk is the highest for Hodkins Disease, a rare cancer that affects the lymphatic system. More study is underway you can read more about this study in this week's New England Journal of Medicine.

  • Cryo-ablation

Doctors are starting to put heart problems in the "deep freeze" instead of using the traditional radio waves to burn defective areas of the heart that cause rhythm problems, doctors are freezing them in a procedure known as Cryo-ablation. For patients like Teresa, the freezing method was used to correct her Arrhthmia which is an abnormal heart beat. Dr. Murray Rosenbaum says that Arrhthmia is usually caused by someone born with an extra circuit or extra spot that is firing off in their heart, they have to find out where it is and then destroy it.Cryo-ablation was used to shut down the specific area in the heart that was causing that irregular beat. Teresa says the procedure changed her life.

  • ADHD Information Resource

A new resource is available online for families with questions about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The site features an interactive awareness quiz as well as a library of common terms and tip sheets. The information provided isn't just for kids. The Web Site also offers insight to adults who may be dealing with the same attention robbing disorder. Go get to that site just ( click here).

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