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September 12, 2019

 

Working Out Your Arteries

An overabundance of so-called “bad” cholesterol clogs the arteries with plaque, making blood flow more difficult. If the plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form and cut off blood supply completely.

May 17, 2019

 

Sleep Deprivation and Clogged Arteries

Not getting enough sleep can eventually clog arteries, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.

July 26, 2016

 

Could oxygen kill someone?

Can Oxygen Be Toxic?

Can oxygen sometimes be toxic? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

January 17, 2014

 

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How Whales Dive Deep

How is it that whales are able to withstand the extreme pressures of the ocean's depths?

September 11, 2012

 

Science has come a long way to understanding how the heart works.

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...

July 4, 2012

 

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Leg Cramps Like Clockwork

If you get bad leg cramps, it could be a sign of serious heart disease.

April 12, 2012

 

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Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

March 26, 2012

 

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The Sound Of Pressure

Have you ever been squeezed by a sphygmomanometer?

September 23, 2010

 

Rat Whiskers Prevent Stroke!

Scientists are experimenting with rat whiskers. The have found that they stop a stroke from occurring. Cool, right? But, would it work on humans?

May 2, 2007

 

Cocoa and Blood Flow

According to one study, some kinds of cocoa could not only taste good, but be good for you, too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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