Congenital Heart Disease – Open Heart Surgery For Babies and Toddlers

On 1 December 2002 I had little exposure to heart disease however only 10 days later was at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) bedside of our newborn baby who required lifesaving open heart surgery. Whilst many diseases are extremely well known, the following are little known facts: • Heart defects are present in 1 in 100 babies • Heart disease in children is the leading cause of childhood death in Australia accounting for 30% of all child deaths. • …

Cardio Exercises-Low Or High Intensity Exercise Burn Body Fat Faster?

Have you ever wondered which cardio exercises are best for burning off extra body fat? Is walking (low intensity) better or running (high intensity) better for burning body fat? Well, both low and high intensity exercises will help you burn off body fat. The question is which is more effective and burn more body fat. What is your fat burning zone? When scientists first reported that during intensive exercises, your body burn glycogen, which is a form of stored carbohydrates …