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Some patients may be candidates for a less invasive version of the OPCAB. Called MIDCAB, for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass, a small hole is made in the patient's left side. The heart is stabilized and the patient's mammary artery is used to detour blood around the blocked coronary...

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Don't Let Kids Drink Pool Water

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Health Tip of the Day

5 Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment

  • Set a goal and a budget. What are you trying to accomplish?

  • Grab the tape measure. You can only use equipment that fits the space available. In general, leave 2 to 3 feet around each piece of equipment.

  • Go to the gym. Before buying, visit a gym to sample equipment. You don't even have to be a member; most clubs allow you a free visit and workout.

  • Find the specialists. If there's a store nearby that specializes in exercise equipment, check it out first.

  • Try before you buy. This means a mini-workout of 10 minutes or more. You might want to wear your workout clothes to the store.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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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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