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Hybrid Operating Room, Holiday Heart, New Leukemia Treatment

St. Vincent opened its first hybrid operating room today dedicated to cardiovascular procedures, Gifts for your family and friends can be straight from the heart, to the heart, says cardiologist Dr. Gina Lundberg, Doctors say cancer nearly killed a six year old girl - until they tried a very different kind of treatment.

Hybrid Operating Room

St. Vincent opened its first hybrid operating room today dedicated to cardiovascular procedures.

It's an ongoing 36 million dollar investment to expand and enhance cardiology and cardiovascular surgery at St. Vincent.

Holiday Heart

Gifts for your family and friends can be straight from the heart, to the heart, says cardiologist Dr. Gina Lundberg.

She says everyone can benefit, whether they're age seven or seventy.

She suggests winter walking gear for both the athletic type and those who aren't.

But for that on-the-go, stressed out person, think of candles and things that will help them unwind.

Tips to keep in mind while shopping for others.

New Leukemia Treatment

Doctors say cancer nearly killed a six year old girl - until they tried a very different kind of treatment.

They gave her a disabled form of HIV, the virus that causes aids.

Now Emily Whitehead, has been cancer-free for nearly seven months.

And, researchers say this could fundamentally change the way we treat leukemia.

The treatment uses a patient's own immune cells to kill cancer.

Doctor David Porter is Director of Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine in Philadelphia.

He's one of the doctors who helped develop this experimental treatment.

The treatment is being tested now in twelve patients with advanced leukemia.

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