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The body depends on the heart's ability to circulate blood. When the heart is damaged by illness or injury, the body marshals all of its forces to make up for the loss of function. This article examines what happens when heart failure overcomes the body's ability to compensate, and...
About 140,000 people in the United States had some sort of weight-loss surgery in 2004. That number is expected to grow due to the worldwide obesity epidemic and the willingness of insurance companies to cover these procedures. In this article, we'll sort out the different bariatric surgery...
Pressure ulcers can weaken the skin's ability to protect against environmental assaults like extremes of temperature and infections. In this article, you'll learn what causes pressure ulcers, how to determine who's most at risk for skin breakdown, what steps you can take to...
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