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Monday, February 19, 2018

Archive for the ‘Heart disease’ Category

American Heart Month: One Heart’s Journey

Sunlight shines through the window of the second room on the left in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. But the patient whose name is on the door is not lying in a hospital bed. On this day, you would never know that then 3-year-old London Ethington, of Mesa, called this room […]

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Don’t pass the salt: kids and high blood pressure

A new study concludes that children with high sodium intake are at a greater risk for high blood pressure, just like adults. High blood pressure in children can cause serious health effects, such as hardening of the arteries, says Scottsdale obesity medicine specialist Robert Ziltzer, M.D. “Even more concerning is the possibility of heart disease […]

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