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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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).

  8. Your Guide to Gum Disease Symptoms and Heart Disease

    How do you know if gum disease may threaten your heart health? While the connection isn't yet proven beyond a doubt, plenty of evidence points to dental disorders such as periodontal disease (disease of the gums and bones that support the teeth) and gum disease (also called gingivitis) having someth

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  9. Periodontal Disease and Heart Health

    If you're worried about heart disease, you can easily spend thousands of dollars each year trying to prevent it, paying hand over fist for prescription medicines, shelves of healthy cookbooks, fitness machines for your home, and a gym membership. Or maybe not. A number of recent studies suggest that

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  10. Women's Heart Attacks: How They Differ

    If your husband has chest pain, you rush him to the hospital. However, many women would not recognize signs of heart attack in themselves. Many people are unaware that heart attack symptoms in women can be quite different from men's. In fact, most people don't have a plan of action if faced with pos

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