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Mitral Valvuloplasty

This procedure allows for the heart to pump more effectively, reducing pressure in the heart and lungs. There are several potential complications associated with this procedure. Your doctor is the best source of information for your condition. It is important to discuss with your doctor which...


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Allergy Shots Still Effective for Seniors

Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness

Health Tip of the Day

Fresh Is Best

If you want to get the most nutrition from fruits and vegetables, store them in a cool place. Other ideas from the American Dietetic Association: Eat fruits and vegetables raw. Don't soak them in water as you clean or prepare them for cooking. Cook vegetables for the shortest time possible in a covered pot. Steam or microwave vegetables in the least amount of water necessary.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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