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Valvular Regurgitation

Because blood is leaking in side the heart, less oxygen-rich blood is circulating throughout the body, causing the heart to work harder. If not treated, valvular regurgitation can lead to heart damage or further valve damage.


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Trimming the Fat

Researchers at Texas A&M University say that people who try to trim fat from their diets have the most success when they: Don't use butter. Don't eat red meat. Don't eat fried foods. Don't eat more than two eggs per week.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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