Heart Rhythm Disorders in the Spotlight as World’s Top Researchers Tackle Growing Problem

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Twelve thousand heart experts from around the world are converging this week on San Francisco to learn about best practices in heart rhythm diagnoses and treatments. It’s an important meeting for the two million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation –-the most common heart rhythm disorder.

The Difference Between Anxiety and Panic Attacks

By Ted Wander, MD
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It’s normal to feel anxious when facing a challenging situation, such as a job interview, a tough exam, or a blind date, but when that anxiety becomes persistent, it may be something more serious.

Because anxiety disorders are a group of related conditions rather than a single disorder, they can look very different from person to person. However, there are two main types of anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder (panic attacks).