Cooling Patients’ Bodies to Save Lives

MEDFORD, Ore. — “Suspended Animation” may sound like something out of science fiction, but it could be a reality to treat trauma victims. The process involves cooling patients’ bodies to as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit to slow down blood flow to give doctors more time to save a life. Trials are currently under way … Continue reading »

Recognizing a Heart Attack

MEDFORD, Ore. — When you suffer a heart attack the faster you get to the hospital the better.  That’s why experts say it’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack and be ready to act. Rogue Regional Medical Center’s Stroke/STEMI Program coordinator, Charity Barrueta, said symptoms don’t always include pain in the left … Continue reading »

Medford Mom Seeks Help for Dying Heart

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Medford family is raising awareness for a rare and potentially fatal heart condition. Jessica Szoyka was diagnosed with a serious form of Hypertrophic Cardio-Myopathy (HCM) in December. Now she and her husband are trying to get her open heart surgery that they say could save her life. Szoyka was diagnosed with … Continue reading »