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Biopsy II

Bone marrow biopsy uses a long needle to remove cells from the bone marrow. Following administration of a local anesthetic, a large core needle is inserted into the bone. In adults, the sample is usually taken from the back of the hip bone. When enough bone marrow has been obtained, the needle is...


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Eating omega-3 fatty acids from fish and plant sources can protect your heart. These healthful fats make blood less likely to form clots that cause heart attacks, and they protect against irregular heartbeats that cause sudden cardiac death, says the American Heart Association in a 2002 study. Food sources include mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, salmon, tofu, soybeans, canola, walnuts and flaxseeds.

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