Posts Categorized: Heart Health

What to do when your child has palpitations

Just as it is often the case, children have their own unique ways of describing symptoms that we, adults, would commonly report as palpitations. A teenager may complain of “fluttering” in the chest or “heart racing,” while a 7-year-old may report his “heart is beeping fast.” A toddler or infant likely will say nothing at…
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Tips for cutting your sodium intake

When a recent report from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention was released about sodium use by Americans, you may have been shocked by the findings. The average American gets much more sodium than is healthy mainly because of processed foods. According to the CDC, 77 percent of sodium intake comes from processed and…
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My child has a heart murmur. What does that mean?

Imagine taking your 18-month-old child to see her pediatrician for her regular well-child visit. The doctor listens to her for an extended period of time looking somewhat concerned. He then turns to you and says, “Has anyone told you that your child has a heart murmur?” You tell him no, he then says, “We need…
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