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Patient Stories

Heartfelt Hairstyles

High blood pressure almost took Raul Rodriguez’s life. He’s a professional hairdresser who lives in Los Angeles County. The 55-year-old man had to put his life on pause to undergo open-heart surgery to correct a problem with his aorta. “On the week of Christmas back in 2014, I started to get really tired and I ... Read More »

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Inside Warren Knape’s La Habra home, the walls are lined with books. In the living room, a shelving unit overflows with paperbacks and hardcovers. Stacks of work-related reading material sit on his desk. Warren, 87, lives with his wife Doris in this cozy, sleepy town. A voracious reader, he started a book club at his ... Read More »

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