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June 29, 2016


Why Doesn’t Your Heart Get Tired?

Your ticker is an amazing muscle that works around the clock to keep you alive.

May 19, 2016


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Bradycardia is a below average heart rate, slower than 60 beats per minute.

January 12, 2015


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Good Neighborhood, Healthier Heart

People living in friendly surroundings have reduced chances of heart problems.

January 9, 2014


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Oy Veins!

Have you ever wondered how those pesky varicose veins form?

July 17, 2013


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Are You Sure Your Heart’s In The Right Place?

On today's Moment of Science, we're sure your heart's in the right place.

September 19, 2012


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Which Cholesterol Is The “Good” Cholesterol?

Dear A Moment of Science, I try to eat a healthful diet, but I have a hard time remembering which cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol: LDL or HDL.

September 14, 2012


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How Was The Stethoscope Invented?

In the early 1800s, a French physician named René Laennec had a dilemma...

September 11, 2012


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William Harvey, Circulation, And History!

Through the early 1600s, physicians believed there were two kinds of blood, one made by the liver and one by the heart...

March 26, 2012


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The Sound Of Pressure

Have you ever been squeezed by a sphygmomanometer?

November 18, 2011


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Do Poisonous Rats Exist?

Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)

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