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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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Tips for a Non-Tipsy Party

  • Stay sober. The only way you can act responsibly is to preserve your own judgment.

  • Serve nonalcoholic beer and wine. Or, concoct a special nonalcoholic holiday punch or eggnog.

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  • Stop serving alcohol an hour before the party ends to give guests time to sober up.

  • Do whatever is necessary to keep guests from driving drunk. Take away their keys. Make cab service available. Offer them a couch on which to sleep.

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You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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