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    1. Your Waistline and Heart Disease: What's the Link?

      Lose weight. You hear this advice all the time. But did you know that where your body stores those extra pounds matters for your heart health, too? “A thicker waistline increases heart attack risk,” says Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical director of the New York University Langone Joan H. Tisch Center for

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    2. Spot Heart Attack, Stroke, and Angina Symptoms

      Tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, feeling confused -- these could be warning signs of a heart attack, stroke, or angina. “If you’re experiencing symptoms that you’ve never had before, such as significant discomfort, then absolutely come into the emergency room and get it evaluated,” says

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    3. Should You Be Taking Aspirin Daily?

      Dec. 22, 2015 -- It’s cheap, easy to find, and, according to some, a miracle drug. But should you pop an aspirin every day to stay healthy? More and more research suggests that this medicine protects against heart attacks, strokes, a variety of cancers, and even preterm birth and preeclampsia, a con

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    4. Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Not Be So Sudden

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sudden cardiac arrest may not be as sudden as doctors have thought, researchers report. Roughly half of cardiac arrest patients experience telltale warning signs that their heart is in danger of stopping in the month precedin

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    5. U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for These People

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs should be used to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in certain at-risk patients, according to a draft recommendation released Monday by the nation's leading experts in preventive me

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    6. Can Yoga Can Help Your AFib?

      If you've got an irregular heart rhythm from atrial fibrillation (AFib), it's not a stretch to think about trying out some gentle yoga. "Heart rhythm in the body is controlled by communication between the heart and the brain," says Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD. His study on yoga and AFib is published i

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, stroke and other heart-related diseases, a report released Wednesday says. Heart disease and stroke are also the leading causes of death worldwide, t

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    10. 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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