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    1. Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier

      Chest pains, heart flutters, heart attack -- they are the signposts of heart troubles. In the past, such symptoms might mean a treadmill stress test or a cardiac catheterization to diagnose the problem. That's changing with the advent of new imaging technology: CT scans, MRI, 3-dimensional echocardi

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    2. Proper Nutrition and Heart Health

      Large studies have linked magnesium deficiency to high blood pressure, while some have shown an association between magnesium supplements and a decreased risk of death from heart disease. "Some researchers say that, as a nation, we could cut our rate of heart disease by one-half if we took more magn

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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