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Endocarditis

Endocarditis (say "en-doh-kar-DY-tus") is an infection of the heart's valves and inner lining (endocardium) of the heart chambers. It is caused by bacteria or, in rare cases, by fungi. This infection can damage your heart. If it isn't treated, endocarditis can be deadly.

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Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram

One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter.