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heart rate variability
2014-09-24 02:45:29

Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate—and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing.

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- From "Bounce" to "Road Show" -- the Stephen Sondheim- John Weidman musical has got a new name and now an opening date: Nov. 18 at the Public Theater. The show still tells the story of the Mizner brothers, Wilson and Addison, two men in search of the American dream.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.