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Conduction System

The conduction system functions as the body's own pacemaker and keeps the heart beating at a normal rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. If the activity of this system is interrupted due to heart damage or other medical conditions, it can cause the heart to beat at an abnormal rate or with an...


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Helping Your Child Breathe Easier

Follow these tips to help your child deal with exercise-induced asthma (EIA):

  • Talk to your doctor if you think your child has EIA, and work together to develop a treatment plan.

  • Ask your doctor about pre-medicating before exercise.

  • Monitor your child's peak flow to gauge whether it's safe to exercise. If your child is having asthma exacerbation, it may not be safe to exercise.

  • Plan outdoor activities at times of the day when pollen counts are lowest.

  • Encourage your child to do warm-up and warm-down exercises.

  • Have your child cover his or her mouth and nose with a scarf when exercising in cold weather.

  • Children should be able to participate in sports. For some children, swimming or sports with short bursts of energy like baseball may be better than sports like soccer or long distance running.

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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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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.

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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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