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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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Healthier Choices

These revisions to the USDA Dietary Guidelines are designed to lower the risk for chronic disease, according to the University of Washington: Choose complex carbohydrates such as those made with whole-grain flour, brown rice and oatmeal instead of white flour. Use healthful fats (such as olive, canola, corn and peanut oil) instead of stick margarines, but use them sparingly. Select protein sources lower in saturated fat, such as fish, poultry, eggs and legumes, instead of red meat. Include low-fat dairy products in your daily diet.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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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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