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Coronary Artery

Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries). Plaque is made up of cholesterol deposits. Plaque buildup causes the inside of the arteries to narrow over time. This process is called atherosclerosis.

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Families are continuing to adapt to the new normal of sheltering in place, social distancing, remote learning and work, to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19). Experts at Stanford Children’s Health have advice about how families can continue to help their children cope throughout this challenging period of time.

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Most parents are familiar with the ear-piercing scream of a child who has closed a finger in a door, smashed it under a brick, banged it with a hammer or slammed it beneath a skateboard. But most parents aren't quite sure exactly what medical attention, if any, is needed when fingers are smashed.

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Lavar Manos

Estrategias de higiene

Cuando su hijo u otro miembro de la familia tiene tos o resfriado, hay medidas que puede tomar que son extremadamente importantes además de lavarse las manos con frecuencia que pueden disminuir el riesgo de contagiar la infección a otras personas. Algunos expertos las llaman estrategias de higiene respiratoria y pueden ser muy eficaces si se siguen muy de cerca. Por ejemplo, para evitar que su hijo enfermo esparza las secreciones al aire, donde pueden terminar sobre otras personas o sobre los juguetes y otros objetos:

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What is anemia?

Anemia happens when the number of healthy red blood cells in your body is too low. Red blood cells carry oxygen to all of the body’s tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in your blood is lower than it should be.

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