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  1. Time for a Drastic Diet Change?

    Finding out you have heart disease can be a big wake-up call for your diet. It's time to make some changes. But how far should you go? Will a moderate change do, maybe cutting back on fat? Or do you need to make a much bigger change, like going vegan or trying a very low-fat plan? These three questi

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  2. Alcohol and Heart Disease

    Can you drink if you have heart disease? Moderate drinking should be OK, if your doctor approves, but you shouldn't count on alcohol to be a major part of your heart health plan. "If you don’t drink alcohol now, there is no reason to start,” says Mark Urman, MD, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Heart

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  3. How to Stick With Your New Diet

    You're shifting your diet for better heart health. Now that you've taken that first step, you'll want to make those changes last. Part of it is about making things as automatic as possible, so you don't even have to think about it. The other part is about outsmarting the things that are most likely

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  4. Exercise for Heart Attack Survivors

    Having a heart attack is often a wake-up call to make over your habits, and even adopt new ones. The No. 1 habit you need to put on your to-do list: Exercise. Your doctor has probably already mentioned it. And you know that exercise is good for your whole body and will make your heart (which is a mu

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  5. Exercising With Heart Disease: FAQ

    Exercise is definitely on your to-do list if you have heart disease. Your doctor may have already talked with you about that. But did she answer all your questions and let you know exactly what you need to do? If not, you may want to follow up with her after you read the answers to these questions.

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  6. Heart-Healthy Snacks

    You know you're going to snack. We all do! So you might as well make that snack help your health. It's possible, and it can be delicious. "Reach for snacks that combine 2-3 food groups -- fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats -- and are satisfying," says nutr

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  7. 7 Ways to Tame Heart Disease Fears

    If you have concerns about your future because you have heart disease, there's good news: You have more control than you may think. With any serious condition, fear can come knocking. But you can put it in its place. These seven steps can ease your worries and help you live a full, active life. Gett

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  8. 5 Flavor-Rich Ways to Cut Sodium

    Cutting back on salt? Your food can still be tasty. There are many ways to create flavorful food without using salt. Use these tips to make your food anything but bland. “Don’t shy away from spices,” says nutritionist Katie Cavuto, MS, RD. “A dash of cumin or a pinch of curry powder creates a lot of

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  9. Shocking Heart Deaths: Why They Happen

    Someone in the prime of their life -- a professional sports star, teen athlete, marathon runner, or other seemingly healthy person -- isn't supposed to collapse and die from heart disease. But it occasionally happens, making sudden cardiac arrest front-page news. The rare nature of sudden cardiac ar

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  10. How to Wreck Your Heart

    When it comes to the heart’s health, there are some things you can’t control -- like getting older, or having a parent with heart disease. But there are many more things you can do to lower the chances of sabotaging your ticker. “An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure in this instanc

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