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FDA probing 127 reports of seizures and other neurological issues possibly related to e-cigarettes

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating 127 reports of seizures, tremors, fainting or other neurological symptoms that may be related to electronic cigarettes, and is asking people to report if they have such symptoms, the agency announced last week. “The FDA is continuing its scientific investigation to determine if there’s a direct...

Baptist Health Lexington performs its 200th TAVR procedure; improves quality of life for many

Baptist Health Lexington on Monday performed its 200th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive procedure that has vastly improved the quality of life of thousands suffering from severe aortic valve stenosis, including Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve caused by calcium deposits, which impedes blood flow. Patients...