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Congenital Heart Disease

Heart defects can also include narrowed or constricted blood vessels. One of the more common types of vascular defects is coarctation of the aorta. A narrowed or pinched aorta forces the heart to work harder to deliver blood. Eventually, the overload will damage both the heart and the aorta.

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Assessing Health Issues of Child Refugees

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Health Tip of the Day

Playing It Safe

Here are some factors from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to consider when determining whether your public playground is safe:

  • Does it have at least a foot thick of wood chips, mulch or sand, or rubber mats around the play equipment?

  • Are play structures more than 30 inches high and at least 9 feet apart?

  • Have dangerous hardware like S hooks and bolt ends been removed?

  • Have sharp points or edges on equipment been covered or removed?

  • Have tripping hazards such as tree stumps or rocks been removed?

  • Do elevated ramps and platforms have guardrails?


Healthy Living

Stress Management
If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

Your Family

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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