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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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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

You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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