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Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis


What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)? Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which blood clots (or thrombi) form in deep veins in the legs or other areas of the body. Veins are the blood vessels that ...

August 2011

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Managing High Blood Pressure


What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. A blood pressure reading has two numbers separated by a slash—the systolic pressure and diastolic...

August 2011

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Keeping Your Heart Healthy


What is heart disease? The vessels that supply blood to the heart are called the coronary arteries. The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is a narrowing of ...

August 2011

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy


What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is vital for the body's circulatory system—the heart, arteries, and veins—to function. It is created in part by the steady beating of the heart. Each time the ...

August 2011

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