Students in Smith-Cotton Junior High teacher Andrew Turner's Medical Detectives class are studying the path of blood through the heart.

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On Sept. 21, Dr. Josh Valtos of Bothwell Regional Health Center was the guest speaker and he dissected a cow heart to walk the students through the path of blood and purpose of the heart.

Dr. Josh Valtos of Bothwell Regional Health Center, left, and students in teacher Andrew Turner's Medical Detectives class at Smith-Cotton Junior High display a cow's heart that Valtos dissected as part of a discussion about the path of blood and functions of the heart.

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Student Caroline Beard helps Dr. Josh Valtos with the dissection of a cow's heart.