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OIL PUMPS LIFE

Approximately 7 million Americans live with prosthetic hips or knees. Thanks in part to natural gas and oil, a substantial part of our population can lead active and healthy lives. *

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How many Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease each year?  *

Unfortunately, many Americans suffer from this disease. Prosthetic heart valves can dramatically improve these patients’ lives.

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When you clean your hands, treat a headache, or drive to the doctor, thank modern pharmaceuticals – and thank natural gas and oil. Natural gas and oil make lifesaving and comfort devices and materials possible, including soap and detergent, an effective way to prevent illness; aspirin and antibiotics, whose building blocks are chemicals derived from petroleum; and the fuel that powers ambulances and machines to save patients.

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“I’ve worn a prosthesis all my life. Older versions had one grip pattern, but newer hands have smarter technology. There’s been advancements in weight, speed, dexterity, grip, and rotation that weren’t possible before. I knew petroleum was used to fuel cars, but I didn’t know it was used in the making of my arm.” -- Angel Giuffria, Actress / Archer