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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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 the

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    4. Kitchen Makeover for a Low Cholesterol Diet

      Let's say you've decided to get serious about reducing your cholesterol. You've committed to exercising more regularly, losing some weight, and starting a low cholesterol diet. But your kitchen, alas, is still full of the not-so-healthy foods you love. It's time to make over your kitchen -- and you

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    5. Sex After a Heart Attack

      As a psychologist who has counseled heart patients for more than thirty years, Wayne Sotile, PhD, knows exactly how much they worry about sex after a heart attack. "And if they're not anxious, believe me, their partner's anxious," he says. Couples worry about triggering a second heart attack, or eve

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    6. Rein In the Rage: Anger and Heart Disease

      If a caller upsets you, do you hurl the phone across the room? Do you curse and blast the horn furiously if the driver in front of you takes three seconds to notice the green light? An angry temperament can hurt more than relationships -- anger and heart disease may go hand in hand, according to exp

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    7. Show Your Love with a Heart-Healthy Dinner

      Cook up our healthy (and romantic!) dinner for that special someone

    8. Accurate or Not? At-Home Cholesterol Tests and Blood Pressure Monitors

      If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure (or if you're worried about having it), you may have been tempted by the many at-home cholesterol tests and blood pressure monitors currently on the market. The devices promise quick, accurate results in the privacy of your own home, a boon for bus

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    9. Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Epidemic

      Call it a silent epidemic. An estimated one in four adults is afflicted with the condition known as metabolic syndrome, and many of them don't even know it. Obesity and lack of exercise are key components of this dangerous condition, which puts you at risk of developing serious health problems. That

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    10. Aspirin Therapy: Right for Your Heart?

      Sandra Rose, a nurse in Raleigh, NC, started taking a daily aspirin because "it seemed like a wonder drug," preventing heart attacks and strokes. "All the patients seemed to be on a low-dose aspirin," 63-year-old Rose says. She started taking one herself. Then, after hearing reports of stomach bleed

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