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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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Health Tip of the Day

How to Keep Your Energy Level Up

  • Don't skip meals, especially breakfast.

  • Get regular exercise.

  • Eat high-energy foods, including whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables.

  • Avoid fatty foods. Fat takes a long time to digest and makes the body feel sluggish.

  • Sugar's OK, but don't overdo it.

  • Get a good night's sleep. Getting even an hour less than you need can result in slower mental functioning.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. You need to drink the equivalent of a half-gallon of fluid a day.

  • Coffee and tea will give you a lift -- in moderation. Caffeine is a stimulant.

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.

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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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