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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Skinny on Cholesterol

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

  5. Top 10 Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

    Simple lifestyle changes make a difference.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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