Health Talk

MeritCare offers a live, locally produced health information show on KVLY TV – Channel 11 on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7 p.m.

The show is hosted by KVLY anchor Robin Huebner; guests include doctors and staff from MeritCare. Topics range from the latest treatment in cervical cancer to new procedure options for obesity. Viewers can either e-mail questions (see below) or call (701) 237-5214 or (800) 450-5844 during the show with questions for the guest.

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On the Next Health Talk
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Silent Heart Attacks
According to the American Heart Association, “As many as 3 to 4 million Americans may have ischemic episodes without knowing it. These people have ischemia without pain — silent ischemia. They may have a heart attack with no prior warning. People with angina also may have undiagnosed episodes of silent ischemia. In addition, people who have had previous heart attacks or those with diabetes are especially at risk for developing silent ischemia.”
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Health Talk Highlights
What causes silent heart attacks? What can be done to prevent them? Who is at greatest risk?
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