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  1. Your Arterial Lifeline

    Atherosclerosis is dangerous because it's so stealthy. This process of narrowing and hardening of the arteries occurs over decades, usually without any symptoms. Heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. But diseases caused by

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  2. Fixing My Heart

    Read this and promise us you'll never whine about having a cold again.

  3. The Post-Quadruple-Bypass Workout

    Lynn Swassing was just 48 years old, the mother of two sons in high school and one daughter in college, when she had a heart attack in 1987. She underwent quadruple bypass surgery and was hospitalized for nearly six weeks. Every single day, at some point, the hospital had an exercise specialist at t

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  4. Thriving After 2 Heart Attacks

    I had my first heart attack 26 years ago, when I was 52. I was very active then, sometimes jogging and often walking long distances. But I was also on the congressional staff in Washington, and the day leading up to the attack was even more hectic than usual. My boss was introducing major legislatio

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  5. Heart Health and Your Family History

    Most people know that cardiovascular disease can run in families -- that if you have a family history of heart disease, you may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, and other heart problems. But how much does family history affect your heart health? What parts of the family tree are most imp

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  6. Heart Health Tips From a Top Cardiologist

    Your grandmother, father, and cousin may have heart disease, but even with a strongly inherited predisposition to the condition you can cut your risks dramatically by pursuing a heart healthy lifestyle -- and it's easier than you think. Over 800,000 Americans died from heart attacks and other cardia

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  7. Hot Summer Days Can Make Sick People Sicker

    Most people know that extreme heat can make us sick. But we may think of heat-related illness as something that only affects people who are overdoing it -- like overheated marathon runners, professional athletes, or new recruits doing drills on military bases. But most people who die from heat strok

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  8. Your Healthy Heart: A Woman’s Guide

    If you're like most women, a healthy heart is something you take for granted. And when you hear the words "heart attack," you're more likely to think of your spouse than yourself. But studies show that heart disease is the number 1 threat to a woman's health -- causing nearly 1 in 3 deaths in women

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  9. Are You Headed for a Heart Attack?

    By Susan Ince   The brutal truth: When a woman suffers a heart attack, she is more likely than a man to die, be permanently disabled, or have a second attack within a year. "We could do a lot to give women longer lives and better-quality lives if we could help them recognize heart problems before th

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  10. Recognizing Heart Attack, Stroke, and Angina

    Doctors call it the "Hollywood heart attack": a middle-aged man breaks into a cold sweat, grimaces, and clutches his chest-just like in the movies. Trouble is, in real life, heart attack symptoms don't always announce themselves so dramatically. More often they are insidious and puzzling, such as un

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