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People in the U.S. spend billions of dollars a year trying to lose weight, but still the majority of people are overweight. Weight loss can only be achieved and maintained by lifestyle and food choices, and changing the way we eat based on our own medical history.

Innovations in technology have made heart failure treatments increasingly successful. Learn about advancements that in some patients are taking the place of heart transplants. Understanding what to expect of the surgery itself, the potential risks, and the follow-up care, are critical to long-term stability.

A hip fracture caused by a fall is a great fear and a reality for our aging population. Getting treatment and proper rehabilitation is key to getting mobility and independence back after a fall.

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Hiv

In 1981 the U.S. identified its first patient in what would become the AIDS epidemic. Today, people with access to testing, early intervention, and effective treatments can expect to live long, healthy lives. That was not true when Olympic diver Greg Louganis was diagnosed with HIV in the late 1980s. In this episode, Greg shares his own journey through what many consider one of the greatest success stories of modern medicine.

While sexually transmitted diseases were once thought of as a problem in the young population, diseases such as HIV are rising at alarming rates in the middle age and elderly. Social, medical, physical and cultural factors are contributing to this trend.

While caring for her mother, Donna Smith learned for the first time about Hospital Delirium. The family worked closely with her medical team to get her out of bed, sharing old stories and eventually getting her placed in a rehab center. Hospital Delirium is a grossly misunderstood issue in ICUs in our country, but Donna and the medical experts delve into the topic in a way that will help countless people who are unaware of the issue. Although the story has a sad ending, the information shared will help others face these challenges.

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