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Transluminal extraction is a vacuum device that not only uses spinning blades to cut away plaque, it also uses a tube which suctions the plaque through a vacuum that is attached to the catheter.


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Health Highlights: July 27, 2014

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Smart Meal Ordering

To keep a restaurant meal lower in calories, start the meal with water instead of ordering a soda, according to IDEA, an association of fitness instructors in San Diego. When you order a fast-food meal, avoid the temptation to super-size. Remember, the recommended serving size for meat and poultry is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards.

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You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.

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Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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