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(NAPSI)— "One day, my dad picked up the phone and I heard him breathing really hard on the other end," said Mary. "I asked him what was wrong and my dad said he was just out of breath these days. I knew something wasn't right." When her father, 80-year-old Conrad, a typically vibrant and active person, began to experience a marked decrease in energy, he didn't think anything of it until Mary pointed out his shortness of breath. Conrad thought his symptoms were the normal signs of aging, but he soon discovered they were actually caused by a problem with one of the valves in his heart.
At New York Hospital Queens, expert vascular and endovascular surgeons can treat circulatory conditions, from silent killers, such as aortic aneurysms, to non-life-threatening issues, such as varicose veins.
Minimally invasive treatment options may lead to shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and fewer infections. Below are some of the most common conditions that the hospital’s experts screen for and treat.
(BPT) - As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle.
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(StatePoint) When it comes to protecting your family from the devastation of unexpected events, you may think homeowners insurance is all you need to be covered. However, most standard homeowners insurance policies don’t cover flooding — the number one natural disaster in the United States.
(Family Features) The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It's important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most.
(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and that means homeowners need to start taking immediate steps to ensure that their loved ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
(BPT) - As many Americans get ready for holiday travel, one of the biggest decisions beyond the destination is deciding how to get there: to fly or drive. Factors like fuel or flight prices, dependability of the family vehicle, room for gifts and luggage as well as distance, inevitably come into play.
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again, when the cold wind blows outdoors and your home works as hard as it can to keep you warm and comfortable indoors. Yet your home may be working harder than necessary, while inflating your energy bills in the process. By making a few home renovations this winter, you can boost energy efficiency, save money and add value to your home in the long run.
(BPT) - The holidays are here again, and so is running – er, driving – around for things. Rushing to parties, picking up family at the airport, preparing dinners, and, of course, shopping. Whether it’s fighting for parking spaces at the mall or traveling over the river and through the woods, don’t overlook the four round pieces of rubber that are responsible for safely getting you from point A to point B – your tires.