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Medical and Health Related Resouce Links

 

Cardiovascular (Heart, Vessels, Blood) Related Links
The cardiovascular system includes the heart, blood vessels, and blood. The function of the heart is to pump blood around the body in order to distribute nutrients (such as oxygen and glucose) to cells as well as remove the waste (such as carbon dioxide) that they generate. Heart disease, which is a disease of the blood vessels of the heart, is the number one cause of death in the United States.

The following links provide good general information about heart health and disease.

AmericanHeart Association

MedlinePlus | Heart Disease

MayoClinic | Heart Disease

CDC | Heart Disease

 

General Medical and Health Sites
The following sites provide good general information regarding a vast array of health and disease topics. These sites offer a good starting point for beginning research and information about various common diseases and disorders.

MayoClinic

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WebMD

NIH – National Institute of Health

 

The following sites are where you can find general information on specific diseases such as cancers, osteoporosis, depression, menopause, allergies, colds and flus, and obesity.

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

American Diabetes Society

National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Institute of Mental Health | Depression

National Institute on Aging | Menopause

Merck | Seasonal Allergy

Cold vs. Flu (which do you have?)

CDC Defines Overweight and Obesity

Assessing your Weight by Body Mass Index (BMI)

 

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*IMPORTANT NOTE: 100% of CPR St. Louis instructors have entirely completed (1) the rigorous and official American Heart Association instructor training and certification process, and (2) the “How to Teach a Stress-Free CPR Class™” classroom and testing training protocol that ensures a superior experience for everyone. In addition, students will receive their AHA Cards the day of class!