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Heart Health Center

Features Related to Heart Health

  1. How to Cut Your Cholesterol ASAP

    Is your “bad” cholesterol too high?  You can take many steps to lower it and raise your HDL (the "good" kind) -- without a drastic change in your life. "Finding ways to improve your heart health can be easy, fun, and doable," says cardiologist Stacey Rosen, MD, vice president of women's health at No

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  2. Do You Really Need a Statin to Lower Cholesterol?

    Your doctor says to take a statin to lower your cholesterol. You’re not convinced. Maybe you don’t think your cholesterol levels are that bad. Or, that you can try harder to eat right and exercise. Perhaps you just don’t want to take another medicine every day. High cholesterol levels have a direct

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  3. Exercise With Heart Disease: FAQ

    Exercise is on your to-do list, for sure. But do questions about how to safely combine physical activity with heart disease keep you from starting a fitness routine?  Relax. A smart plan can put your body in shape and make your ticker stronger. Yes, as long as you stick to what your doctor says you

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  4. Heart Disease: Time for a Drastic Diet Change?

    When you find out you have heart disease, it can be a big wake-up call for your diet. You know it's time to make some changes, but how far should you go? Will a moderate shift do, maybe cutting back on high-fat foods? Or do you need to take bigger steps, like going vegan? To figure out the best appr

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  5. How to Wreck Your Heart

    No one sets out to hurt their heart. But over time, some bad habits can add up and take their toll. You may have more power than you think just by changing what you do, or don’t do. "There’s a lot of reason to believe you can trump your family history or promote a healthier, longer life if you focus

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  6. Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms

    If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it?  Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, and it’s not always easy to tel

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  7. How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

    Not too long ago, if your doctor said you needed a blood thinner to prevent a stroke, you didn't have to think too hard about it. Warfarin (Coumadin) was the only way to go. But not anymore. With four other medications to pick from, you'll have to do a little homework to figure out what's best for y

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  8. My Pounding Heart: Is It Anxiety or AFib?

    Today's the big day. Maybe you've got a job interview lined up. Or you're having dinner with your future in-laws for the first time. Suddenly your heart races too fast or feels like it skipped a beat. It's just the jitters, right? Could be. Sometimes, though, that thumping is a problem called atrial

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  9. Cholesterol and Your Heart: The Bigger Picture

    Cholesterol has become a bad word in recent years, in large part because of its link with heart disease -- and there is definitely a connection. Too much cholesterol in your blood raises your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other problems. But not all cholesterol is bad. There is so-called “good”

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  10. Are There Alternatives to Statins?

    If you have high cholesterol, you probably know you need to get your numbers down. Cleaning up your diet and exercising can make a big difference. But your doctor might also recommend you take medicine to bring your levels under control. Chances are the first thing she’ll prescribe is a statin. Abou

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