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Prenatal Heart Circulation

After birth, the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosus close as the baby begins to breathe. Oxygen-poor blood in the right side of the heart is now pumped through the pulmonary artery to the lungs. Oxygen-rich blood travels to the left side of the heart and is pumped through the aorta to the rest of...


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Animation: Cardiac Catheterization Animation
Calculator: Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
Clinical Wizard: Heart Disease Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Kidney Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Osteoporosis Quiz
Risk Assesment: Understanding Your Response to Stress
Video: Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change

Today in Health News

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Health Tip of the Day

How to Connect With Your Kids

  • Make time to listen and listen well. Listen not just for what happened, but also for what your kids are telling you about their day through their actions and tone.

  • Read together. This teaches kids that books are not only a source of education but also of pleasure.

  • Play board games together. You'll interact with your children while having fun.

  • Limit and monitor TV viewing. A child watching TV is not interacting with you.

  • Key into their unique interests. For some it might be going to a ball game, for others shopping at the mall or baking cookies.

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.

Health Centers

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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