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Kicking the habit

Posted: 02/25/2009 - University Hospital offers a free program called "Fresh Start", sponsored by the American Cancer Society. It's a four week program that helps smokers identify their reason for smoking then helps replace it with different things like drinking water or a snack.

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The effects of smoking on the heart

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Smoking and cardiovascular disease often go hand in hand. And that's mainly because of the effects of smoking on your heart. The American Heart Association says cigarette smoking accounts for nearly 440,000 deaths a year.

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Weight loss at News 12

Posted: 02/05/2009 - We know it's getting harder and harder for you to keep your New Year's resolution of losing weight and getting in shape. Now is the time a lot of people give up, but two people in our very building will probably inspire you to hang on.

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Juvenile Diabetes: Do you know the symptoms?

Posted: 02/05/2009 - November is National Diabetes Month and more than 24 million of you have been diagnosed with the disease. Your child may also have it and you may not even know.

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Healing a Heart: The Road to Recovery (Part III)

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The last few months we've been following a heart patient through his cardio rehab. He's gone from machines, to weights, to almost fully healed. But he couldn't have gotten here without changing his lifestyle, and his diet. And it's something you can do too.

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Healing a Heart: Cardio Rehab and The Road to Recovery (Part II)

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Recovering from open heart surgery can be a tough road, one that takes a lot of rehabilitation. After surgery, cardio patients at University Hospital have the option of going through their award winning rehab facility. This is part two of our segment, Healing A Heart.

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Healing a Heart: An Inside Look at Cardio Rehab (Part I)

Updated: 02/05/2009 - It can be hard work recovering after major surgery especially when that surgery is an open heart procedure. The rehab process for cardio patients is no walk in the park. In a monthly segment, this is one man's journey to heal his heart.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted: 02/05/2009 - "Reducing risk factors, recognizing the signs of stroke and fast reaction saves lives," said Dory Masters, director of DHEC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Division.

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Special Assignment: Detecting High Blood Pressure

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe they've found a way to predict who will get high blood pressure.

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Special Assignment: Closer to Your Heart

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Doctors at University Hospital now have a new way to look at your heart, and it could save your life, something the Director of Cardio there knows all too well.

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Local program helps heart patients live longer

Updated: 02/05/2009 - University Hospital offers an outpatient rehab program to heart patients that research shows helps them live longer and have fewer hospital visits.

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Special Assignment: Change of Heart

Updated: 08/16/2010 - 3,000 transplants are done each year in the United States, but we rarely meet the people behind them. Meet a Georgia couple celebrating perhaps the biggest gift either has ever received.

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