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Heart-Lung Machine

During a heart-lung bypass, oxygen-poor blood is first diverted from the upper chambers of the heart and is directed to a reservoir in the heart-lung machine. The blood is then transferred to the oxygenator, which infuses the blood with oxygen. Next, a pump returns the blood to the patient's...

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Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia

Long-acting drug injected every four-to-six weeks

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Keeping Food Fresh

Storing dry foods in airtight containers will help them stay fresh longer, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Flour should last for one year; granulated sugar, two years; pasta, one year; cold cereal, one year; and dried beans, peas and lentils, one year.

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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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