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March 20, 2021

Blood Pressure Guidelines for Kidney Patients, Robotic Heart Surgery
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Diabetes Treatment, the Mind/Heart/Body Connection
More than 35 million Americans have chronic kidney disease. Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, the George W. Comstock Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains why a majority of those patients could benefit from new blood pressure-lowering guidelines.

Then, a fascinating conversation about heart surgery. Dr. Phillip Rowse, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, who says new developments in minimally-invasive heart surgery can result in smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery.

And, each day in the United States, Poison Control Centers receive an average of 32 calls about children exposed to prescription opioids. We'll learn what parents need to know, to prevent a tragedy, from Dr. Henry Spiller, Toxicologist and former Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center and the Kentucky Regional Poison Center.

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