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Heart-Lung Machine

During a heart-lung bypass, oxygen-poor blood is first diverted from the upper chambers of the heart and is directed to a reservoir in the heart-lung machine. The blood is then transferred to the oxygenator, which infuses the blood with oxygen. Next, a pump returns the blood to the patient's...


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Ways to Cope With Stress

Think about how you could change your responses to stressful situations.

  • Exercise daily.

  • Discuss your problems with a friend or relative. Talking things out will relieve tension, and may lead to a solution.

  • Eat healthy foods.

  • Make time for laughter and fun.

  • Involve yourself in a favorite activity or hobby.

  • Use a variety of relaxation techniques, including yoga or deep-breathing exercises.

  • Live in the present. Many causes of stress may come from thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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