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Fun Facts About Your Cardiovascular System

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

Eye-Popping Fun Facts about the heart and Vascular System

From the CardioVascular Institute’s Heartmail eletter

  • During the average lifetime, a heart pumps 1 million barrels of blood, enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.
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Limb-Sparing Surgeries Keep Chelsea Barber in Business

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

Richard “Sonny” Lepore first began cutting hair in 1956, joining his father and grandfather at Morley’s Barber Shop in Chelsea. 1,106 more words

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Do Fitness Trackers Really Work? See How They Do — and Don't — Measure Up

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

Over the past several years, fitness trackers have grown in popularity and sophistication. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to step up your exercise regimen, you might be considering adding one of these wearable devices to your wardrobe. 1,211 more words

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Alcohol and Your Heart

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

Before you raise your glass, you should be aware of some important ways that alcohol affects your heart. For example, did you know that: 1,308 more words

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A Marathon Recovery - Innovative Coronary Procedure Helps Runner Achieve His Dream

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

In October 2016, 53-year-old Luis Figueroa ran his first marathon. Successfully completing this long-distance race is a tremendous accomplishment for any runner, but for Figueroa, crossing the finish line was nothing short of a miracle: Just 10 months earlier, Figueroa had suffered a near-fatal episode of cardiac arrest at the end of a short race. 1,444 more words

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Blood Test Of The Future

By Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Correspondent

What if a simple blood test could tell you exactly what type of exercise would be most beneficial for you? 453 more words

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VIDEO: New Cardiology Unit Offers Same Day Appointments

Heart failure patient Winifred Powell had symptoms that would have normally sent her to the Emergency Room. But the new Cardiac Direct Access Unit (CDAc) at BIDMC meant that, with a physician referral, she could be seen by a cardiologist that day without having to wait in the ER. 24 more words

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