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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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42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids

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Health Tip of the Day

Watch That Lump

Not all breast lumps indicate cancer, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The most common lumps are fibroadenomas and fibrocystic breast lumps. Fibroadenomas are smooth and round. A cyst is a fluid-filled sac that often gets bigger and then smaller during different times in a woman's menstrual cycle.

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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