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Patrick Mangonon, MD

A Surgeon Aspires to Preserve the Gift of Life
"Ultimately, for an operation to be successful, it is imperative that the quality and experience of the surgeon, nurses, surgical staff, and especially the hospital are topnotch,” says Dr. Mangonon, referring to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center where he has staff privileges to perform surgery on the heart and lung. more »

Chance Kaplan, MD

Surgeon Helps Homeless Veterans at Thanksgiving
Kaplan, an Army Reserve surgeon assigned to the 81st Regional Support Command and a prominent plastic surgeon in Miami, lead an army of volunteers from the hospital, The Capital Grille restaurant and area community members to bring large home-style dinners to those service members who have served their country with honor. more »

Life-Threatening Lung Disease Often Undiagnosed

Approximately 100,000 people in the United States and 200,000 patients worldwide suffer from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), an incurable, life-threatening disease often misdiagnosed as other pulmonary conditions such as emphysema and asthma. PAH is a debilitating disease characterized changes in the blood vessels in the lungs leading to high pulmonary arterial pressures.   more »  ¹

Heart Disease Can Hurt Your Financial Health Too

You exercise, eat well and keep a close eye on your cholesterol. You may think you're doing everything you should do to avoid the effects of this leading cause of death in the United States, but are you overlooking preparations for the full scope of the impact of heart disease?  more »

Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Slipped Disc?

Back pain is a common complaint of Americans. Sixty to eighty percent of the U.S. population reports they suffer from some kind of back pain and five percent suffer from chronic back pain. It is the most frequent cause of activity limitation for people under the age of 45. A common cause of back pain is often a slipped disc (also called a herniated disc).   more »
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