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Mitral Valvuloplasty

This procedure allows for the heart to pump more effectively, reducing pressure in the heart and lungs. There are several potential complications associated with this procedure. Your doctor is the best source of information for your condition. It is important to discuss with your doctor which...

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10 Minutes to a Better Mood

Just 10 minutes of moderate exercise may improve your mood, a study suggests. Once a week for four weeks, 14 female students at Northern Arizona University joined one of four activities: pedaling an exercise bicycle at a moderate pace for 10, 20 or 30 minutes, or sitting quietly for 30 minutes. Before and after each test, the women filled out a mood questionnaire. Ten minutes of moderate exercise improved mood, increased vigor and decreased fatigue, according to a study published in 2003 in Health Psychology. Working out longer didn't offer a greater change in mood (although it may offer more health benefits).

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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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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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