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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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Blood Transfusions May Cut Risk of 'Silent' Stroke in Kids With Sickle Cell

Study found children who got monthly infusions were less likely to suffer another attack

Health Tip of the Day

Ways to Cut Breakfast Calories

  • Whip up a low-fat yogurt and fresh-fruit milkshake.

  • Instead of using three whole eggs for an omelet, substitute one whole egg and two egg whites.

  • Try fat-free cream cheese on your bagel instead of light or regular products.

  • Use skim milk

  • Top your pancakes with fresh fruit, cranberry or applesauce and nonfat yogurt instead of butter and syrup.

  • When making French toast, substitute egg whites for half the eggs.

  • If you must eat breakfast at a fast-food restaurant, opt for pancakes instead of egg-and-sausage sandwiches.

Healthy Living

Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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