ParkwayHealth Newsletter
January 2016 Issue
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How to Live Well With Coronary Heart Disease
UTIs - A Lady's Problem?
Meeting Our New Doctors
How to Live Well With Coronary Heart Disease
By Dr. Winter Huang, Cardiologist

Coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, affecting more than 13 million Americans. It occurs when the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle, become hardened and narrowed. It is a result of plaque buildup in your coronary arteries - a condition called atherosclerosis - that leads to blockages. The heart becomes starved of oxygen and the vital nutrients it needs to pump properly.

The unstable plaque can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack happens when a cholesterol-rich plaque bursts and releases its contents into the bloodstream. This causes a blood clot to form over the plaque, totally blocking blood flow through the artery and preventing vital oxygen and nutrients from getting to the heart. A heart attack can cause permanent damage to the heart muscle.
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UTIs - A Lady's Problem?
By Dr. Iranthi De Silva, Adult Medicine

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys (2 bean-shaped organs which filter your blood to produce urine), the ureters (the 2 tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), the bladder (a balloon-shaped organ which stores urine), and the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside).
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