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    How Covid-19 can affect the heart

    By Dr. Umair Malik A growing body of literature suggests Covid-19 can cause heart damage. The virus can cause inflammation of the heart, or myocarditis, which can prevent the heart muscle from squeezing effectively. This renders it unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body, leading to heart failure. It can also […]

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    Winning the breast cancer battle

    By Dr. Olivia Hightower Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, excluding skin cancers. About one in eight U.S. women — approximately 12 percent — will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is key to improved survival rates. Annual mammograms and self-exams are important components of finding the disease […]

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    Think green!

    October has us all thinking pink, but did you know October is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? Although liver cancer is relatively rare in the United States, it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer and one of the few cancers whose incidence […]

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    Resilience is in her DNA

    With a profound photograph — taken where their forebears had been enslaved — 15 Black medical students from Tulane University connected a painful past and a promising future. Among them was Sydney Labat — once awarded the “Miss PCHS” title and voted “Most Likely to Succeed” at Pass Christian High School. Now a third-year medical […]

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    Focused on the future

    Rachel Yarborough’s life has been saved several times over by strangers — everyday people who donated blood, umbilical cords and plasma. Without those precious gifts, Yarborough may have succumbed to one of two types of cancer she has fought since the spring of 2018. “I’ve been given the time I have by people who will […]

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