A Real-World Case of a Patient with CLL and a Cardiac History

Farrukh Awan, MD: I want to share a case with you. This is a real-world case. I saw this person yesterday. I was waiting to talk to you about this. There’s no right or wrong answer with this person. We’ve talked about risk stratification up front. We should risk-stratify all our patients. Getting the cardio-oncologist involved up front is what we’re recommending. We’re recommending everyone get a baseline assessment of their cardiac risk factors—a baseline EKG [electrocardiogram], consideration of an echocardiogram—and refer to cardio-oncology the high-risk patients, or at least the medium- to high-risk patients. That’s what we’ve discussed.
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Supporting local healthcare

COOK — The Cook Area Health Care Auxiliary reached a milestone recently when a donation request from the Cook Hospital and Care Center was approved. That request means that more than $1,000,000 has been donated over the years to support the Cook area’s healthcare system. Funding for the auxiliary’s donations...
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The Twilight Zone plays out in a hospital emergency room

Character in Search of an Exit: “Submitted for your approval, an ant, caught in a sand trap.”. This could be you. Your wife might call 9-1-1 and you then take a ride in an ambulance to the hospital. You might be parked in a hallway for three days with a...
Killeen Daily Herald

CTC to help Vista College students after sudden closure

Central Texas College announced its student services department is available to offer guidance to students affected by the closing of Vista College, a for-profit college that closed down last week, shuttering campuses in Killeen and other cities. Students can contact CTC about the possibility of transferring Vista credits to the...

Linda Sue Friess

Linda Sue Friess, 80, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed Sunday October 10, 2021, at East Liverpool City Hospital after an extended illness. Linda was born July 20, 1941, in Salem, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Roger and Katherine (Dotta) Fitzsimmons. She lived in the area most of her life, being a part of the first graduating classes at Beaver Local High school in 1959. She was a 1962 graduate from the East Liverpool City Hospital Training School for Nurses Diploma Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Ohio University.

HEALTH: Women: Don't ignore chest pain or discomfort

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having pains and discomfort in my chest area for over a month now. I am a woman and in my early 30s. My doctor says my heart is OK, but I can't help but wonder. The pain is mostly in the right side of the chest but will stretch to the left and recently, I feel like the muscles in the left side of my chest are vibrating. -- R.H.

Women in Medtech 2021: Sarah Ehrlich, Argon Medical Devices Sustaining Mechanical Engineer

Sarah Ehrlich, sustaining mechanical engineer at Argon Medical Devices, holds a B.S in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler. “My parents knew I would become an engineer before I did,” she said. “Growing up, I was the big sister who put back together whatever my younger siblings decided to tear apart. I started as an English major in college with aspirations of becoming a journalist. However, I grew bored and desired something more challenging, where I could make an impact, help solve problems, and improve someone’s quality of life. That is when my dad suggested engineering. I switched programs and knew that this was where I am supposed to be. Fast forward and I am a part of the CIP Team (Sustaining Engineering) where I have the privilege of working on projects which improve product quality, grow the company’s portfolio, and solve challenges related to new product launches or ongoing design changes.”

Election 2021: Candidates for Public Hospital District No. 2, Pos. 5

Among the races to be decided in the Nov. 2 general election is Position 5 on the Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County, Board of Commissioners, featuring incumbent Dr. Jim Distelhorst and challenger Anita Shad. The elected officials of Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County, govern the Verdant Health Commission, which supports programming aimed at improving the health of hospital district residents, which include those living in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway, and portions of Bothell and unincorporated Snohomish County.

Online Casino Will Continue Its Slow Growth Into 2026, According To EKG

Online casino gross gaming revenue (GGR) won’t even double during the next five years, while retail and online sports betting GGR will more than triple, predicts research firm Eilers & Krejcik Gaming (EKG). This is EKG’s finding even as Connecticut’s soft launch this week makes it five states with full...