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    1. 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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    2. Top 10 Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

      Simple lifestyle changes make a difference.

    3. The Skinny on Cholesterol

      Here's what you need to know to keep yours low

    4. Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most

      Several deadly diseases strike black Americans harder and more often than they do white Americans. Fighting back means genetic research. It means changing the system for testing new drugs. It means improving health education. It means overcoming disparities in health care. It means investments targe

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    5. What's the Usefulness of CRP Testing?

      By now, most of us are well-versed in the rules for keeping heart disease at bay: eat healthily, exercise, don't smoke or gain too much weight, and keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. And familiarity with terms like HDL and LDL cholesterol is so common as to make for standard c

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    6. Silent Risk: Women and Heart Disease

      Heart disease in women - the numbers are staggering. Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke, is the number one killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. It kills half a million American women each year. That figure exceeds the next seven cau

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    7. High Blood Pressure: The Invisible Health Risk

      It's 2005: Do you know what your blood pressure should be? Within the last two years, a number of new studies have led doctors to rethink their conclusions about what defines high blood pressure (hint: it's lower than you think), and the best approaches to treating this deceptively symptom-free dise

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    8. Hope for the Heart: Advances in Treatment

      In the late 1950s, when Douglas James, MD, was studying medicine at Harvard, it was still the Dark Ages of heart disease treatment. The rate of coronary deaths in the U.S. was steadily rising, and physicians had little practical wisdom for students like James as to how to save heart patients' lives.

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    9. Take Charge of Your Blood Pressure

      They call high blood pressure "the silent killer" because so many people are walking around with it and don't even know it. Government statistics indicate that roughly 29% (or about one in three) American adults have high blood pressure, compared with 25% in the early 1990s.

    10. Portfolio Diet: Recipe for Lower Cholesterol

      Don't think of the portfolio diet as a diet; think of it as an investment in lower cholesterol. That advice comes from David J.A. Jenkins, MD, creator of the portfolio diet. Or, as the University of Toronto nutrition expert prefers to call it, a dietary portfolio. Whatever he calls it, it clearly wo

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