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How the Heart Works

The heart is supplied with blood through the coronary arteries, which branch off the aorta.


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Today in Health News

Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage Recurrence

Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found

Health Tip of the Day

Making a Support Group Work for You

  • Make meetings a priority. Attend regularly and be on time. Be an active participant. Set positive goals and work toward them.

  • Keep your expectations realistic. Look for improvement, not miracles. Give as well as receive.

  • Keep the group in its place. It's possible you will make friends within the group, but don't depend on members and meetings for your social life.

  • Play by the rules. Avoid making criticisms or forcing advice onto the group. Listen more than you talk.

Healthy Living

Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

Health Centers

Cancer
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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