wendy wolfson

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Children Who Survive Congenital Heart Defects Can Face New Problems As Adults
January 28, 20186:00 AM ET

A few weeks ago, our family gathered for a meeting that we hope will save my sister’s life. Our goal was to demonstrate to a hospital social worker that we could take care of her should she get a heart transplant.

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A Young Man with a Disability Goes Missing: How Do You Find Him?
March 20, 2016 7:00 AM ET

Zachary Briley’s family found out that even though he was developmentally disabled, his disappearance was not classified as an emergency. Laws that protect adults’ rights can make searches difficult.

 

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Before Zika virus, rubella was a pregnant woman’s nightmare

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Are Statins Bad For Me? Personalized Medicine Can’t Yet Say

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 About 25 to 30 percent of people prescribed statins dump them within a year. I flunked Lipitor after a few wretched months.

 

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Playing The Odds With Statins: Heart Disease Or Diabetes?

March 10, 2015  For women of a certain age, statins are supposedly the best thing since Lycra for keeping wayward bodies in check. Statins interfere with the synthesis of low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol. LDL is a prime suspect in heart disease, the top killer of women.

 

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I thought it was just stress until it broke my heart

September 27, 2014  That Friday, I was dizzy and sick to my stomach with what felt like food poisoning, only sometimes my chest throbbed. I declined my husband’s offer of a ride to the emergency room because I had to prepare for a crucial school meeting on Monday.

 

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