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Do You Have a Higher Risk of Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Awareness

A risk factor is something that increases or decreases your chances of developing a disease such as cancer. But just because you have one risk factor, or several, does not mean you will be diagnosed with the disease.

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Civic Association Healthcare Committee Meets with Scripps

Civic Association Healthcare Committee Meets with Scripps

The Health Care Committee was called to order by Chairman Jeffrey Levitt.  In attendance: Mr. Levitt, Dr. Earl Campazzi, Richard Bernstein, Dr. Michael Dennis, Judy Goodman, Jerry Pearlman, and Mary Watkins.  Special guests also present: Irv Geffen and Dr. Thomas Kodadek from Scripps Florida, and Civic Association staff Ned Barnes, Susan Keenan, and Mike Brown.

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Mark Nosacka on Electrophysiology

Cardiac Lab

By Mark Nosacka, CEO Good Samaritan Medical Center.

The heart is an amazing muscle. It pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through the body and beats about 100,000 times a day. The heart is located in the center of the chest, but because the bottom of the heart tips to the left, the heartbeat is felt predominantly on the left side. Normally, electricity flows through the heart and produces the familiar thumping pattern heard through a stethoscope.

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