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    Glossary


      Interactive Tools

        Calculators

          Adult BMI Calculator
          Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

          Calorie Burn Rate Calculator
          The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling.

          Target Heart Rate Calculator
          Your target heart rate is the range at which sustained physical activity - running, cycling, swimming laps, or any other aerobic exercise - is considered safe and effective.


        Quizzes

          Adult Immunizations Quiz
          True or false: Polio vaccines should be kept up-to-date throughout your lifetime.

          Back Care Quiz
          Back pain is a common complaint, but how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.

          Coronary Artery Disease and Angioplasty Quiz
          Atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease (CAD), plays a major role in the leading cause of death in this country: heart attack. Learn more about this disease and a common procedure used to treat it.

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        Risk Assessments

          Acid Reflux (GERD) Risk Assessment
          Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

          Alcohol Use Assessment
          Most adults who drink alcohol are moderate drinkers and are at low risk for alcohol dependence. If you're concerned about drinking use this tool to find out if you have a problem.

          Coronary Artery Disease Assessment
          Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.

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      Multimedia

        Podcasts

          Angioplasty and Stent Placement for the Heart Podcast
          This procedure is done to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease and to restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.

          Cardiac Catheterization Podcast
          Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.

          Carotid Artery Duplex Scan Podcast
          This scan is a type of ultrasound used to assess the blood flow of the carotid arteries and diagnose carotid artery disease. These arteries are the main blood vessels carrying oxygen to the brain.

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        Videos

          Making the Decision to Quit Smoking
          Quitting smoking is a major life event. It’s easier to do when you are prepared for what’s to come. Watch and learn how to make a solid plan that will keep you on the path to being smoke-free.

          Obesity
          People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.

          Pre-Diabetes
          Pre-diabetes means your blood sugar level is above normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Pre-diabetes increases the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is, with healthy lifestyle changes, you can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Take action; watch this video to find out more about what you can do.


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