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    1. 7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

      At age 33, Kelly Gregory of Hendersonville, TN, started having “sharp and tight” pains in her chest. She exercised regularly, didn’t smoke, and was in good health, so she wasn’t alarmed. “My general practitioner diagnosed it as anxiety attacks, prescribed meds, and that was it,” she says. But Gregor

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    2. Hot Summer Days: How to Stay Well in the Heat

      It's so hot the early birds need oven mitts, as your Aunt Ida would say. But while everyone around you is running to find the A/C, you're on your way to get some sun. It's summertime, after all. What's a little heat? You tick through your list. Icy water bottle? Check. Sunscreen with the highest SPF

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    3. Is There Sex After Heart Disease?

      You've been treated for heart disease. You've followed your doctor's orders to a T. Now she says you're ready to get back to normal life. But does that include sex? You know that clichéd yet haunting scene. Someone's having a fine time in bed. Then he clutches his heart and slumps over -- and then i

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    4. Natural Remedies for Heart Health: Help or Harm?

      If you want to keep your heart healthy, you'll typically do three things: choose nutritious foods, stay active, and toss bad habits like smoking. But is there a faster way to give your heart an extra boost? Swipe your digital device or turn on the TV and you'll see ad after ad for natural remedies t

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    5. Periodontal Disease and Heart Health

      Does a healthy mouth equal a healthy heart? More and more, the research says "yes." Doctors have been talking about the potential link for nearly two decades and with good reason. Heart disease is a serious problem around the world. So is poor oral health. Could better brushing and flossing give you

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    6. Heart Attacks in Middle-Aged Women: Lower Your Risk

      “Heart attacks only happen to old guys.” “They say 55 is the new 40.” “Heart problems don’t run in my family, I don’t think.” “I have too much going on to worry about that right now.” Ever hear or tell yourself this? The truth is, women between the ages of 40 to 60 -- give or take some years -- can

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    7. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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    8. Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say. "Our findings suggest that when it comes to exercise and

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    9. Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report. About 85 percent of patients who re

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    10. Angioplasty & Survival for Heart Disease Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Angioplasty -- the procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries -- doesn't seem to lengthen life for people with stable heart disease and chest pain, a new study finds. After 15 years of follow-up, the study fo

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