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  1. Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech

    When former President Bill Clinton was diagnosed with heart disease and underwent a quadruple bypass operation to clear his blocked heart arteries in 2004, some Americans panicked and opted to undergo all sorts of tests to find out if they, too, had heart disease. This hysteria -- and call to arms -

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  2. Preventing Winter Heart Attacks

    Sue Leahy remembers one particular Christmas day vividly. At the time, Leahy, now president of the American Safety and Health Institute in New Paltz, N.Y., was a paramedic on call. "A man had shoveled snow on Christmas Eve and thought he had pulled a muscle, so he let it alone for the night," she re

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  3. Sam Morton: Living With Heart Disease

    I've discovered that most of the time, my life with a chronic disease can be much like everyone else's. I am 41 years old. I am a father, husband, uncle, nephew, and son. I am an ex-cop. And, to either the bemusement or bewilderment of my friends and family, I am a former professional wrestler-the r

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  4. Weight & Waistlines: Heart Disease Risk Factors

    Remember when you were a kid and hefty Uncle Morty would always end every Thanksgiving dinner by pushing himself from the table, opening his belt buckle, and letting his growing belly roll him onto the Lazee-Boy? Remember how you promised yourself you'd never end up like that -- no matter what? Stat

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  5. The Baby Boomer Heart: Cholesterol Rising

    If you are active and young enough to think that "middle age" begins at 60, you're probably a baby boomer who never thought you'd need to worry about high cholesterol. That's something that happens to "older" people, but not you! The truth is, if you're 45 to 60 -- or even younger -- you're at risk.

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  6. Un-Break Her Heart

    Toni Braxton never imagined that the lyrics to her most famous song would come true -- or that a serious medical condition would put her name on another set of charts. Three years ago this September, while performing the title role of Aida on Broadway, Grammy award-winner Toni Braxton experienced a

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  7. Overcoming Cardiovascular Disease

    If you just recovered from a heart attack or a stroke, or you were just diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, you might still be in shock. You might feel fearful and uncertain of the future. "This can be a traumatic time," says Hunter Champion, MD, PhD, a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. "Be

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  8. Hypertension Serious in Young Men

    You're under 35 and feel fine, yet the doctor says your blood pressure is high and you'd better come back to have it checked again. Being a red-blooded male, you figure five years will be soon enough. After all, isn't high blood pressure an old man's disease? "Young men are less likely than older me

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  9. Tip Sheet: High Blood Pressure and Pain Relievers

    When you have high blood pressure, you need to be very careful with over-the-counter pain medicines. Remember: No drug is risk-free. Here are some tips from the experts about using these medicines. Take the safest medicine. Unless your doctor has told you it's OK, do not use over-the-counter ibuprof

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  10. Lowering Blood Pressure: It's a 2-Step Process

    The WebMD Weight Loss Clinic Program can work well for people on a low-salt diet, as long as the sodium restriction is not severe (less than 2,000 mg per day).

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