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Posts tagged heart

September 16, 2009

 

Human body anatomy

Anatomy Ignorance: How Few People Can Locate The Heart

Do you know exactly where your heart is located? How about your bladder?

April 9, 2009

 

People running in marathon

Why Doesn’t Your Heart Get Tired?

Skeletal muscles are attached to bone structures and cannot stay long in a flexed position without depleting their energy reserves.

September 23, 2006

 

two women jog on the beach

Working Out Your Arteries

Exercise regularly and you'll reap the benefits, but how, exactly, does exercise make us healthier?

August 1, 2006

 

a man checks his pulse while using a blood pressure monitor

The Big Squeeze

If you've ever had your blood pressure checked. But did you ever wonder why it's your upper arm that gets the big squeeze, rather than your wrist or your leg?

June 20, 2006

 

salad

Statistically Insignificant

You may have heard of a recent study claiming that eating a low fat diet does nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.

May 22, 2006

 

bug_heart

A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

December 2, 2005

 

Squares Rule

“Squares” was the somewhat rude but good-natured term used for people who have consistent, if perhaps a little bland, emotional lives. A long-term study conducted from 1942 to the present suggests that squares have the last laugh. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 31, 2004

 

Polluted Salmon

Learn about the dangers and benefits to eating salmon, on this Moment of Science.

November 20, 2003

 

Fetus Learning

It's pretty well established that education is important. But learning begins a lot earlier than you might think. "Fetus Learning" on this Moment of Science.

October 30, 2003

 

Can You Choke a Fly?

Can you choke a fly? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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