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    1. U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for These People

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs should be used to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in certain at-risk patients, according to a draft recommendation released Monday by the nation's leading experts in preventive me

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    2. Can Yoga Can Help Your AFib?

      If you've got an irregular heart rhythm from atrial fibrillation (AFib), it's not a stretch to think about trying out some gentle yoga. "Heart rhythm in the body is controlled by communication between the heart and the brain," says Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD. His study on yoga and AFib is published i

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    3. Hot Summer Days: How to Stay Well in the Heat

      It's so hot the early birds need oven mitts, as your Aunt Ida would say. But while everyone around you is running to find the A/C, you're on your way to get some sun. It's summertime, after all. What's a little heat? You tick through your list. Icy water bottle? Check. Sunscreen with the highest SPF

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    4. Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, stroke and other heart-related diseases, a report released Wednesday says. Heart disease and stroke are also the leading causes of death worldwide, t

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    5. 7 Pains You Shouldn't Ignore

      At age 33, Kelly Gregory of Hendersonville, TN, started having “sharp and tight” pains in her chest. She exercised regularly, didn’t smoke, and was in good health, so she wasn’t alarmed. “My general practitioner diagnosed it as anxiety attacks, prescribed meds, and that was it,” she says. But Gregor

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    6. Periodontal Disease and Heart Health

      Does a healthy mouth equal a healthy heart? More and more, the research says "yes." Doctors have been talking about the potential link for nearly two decades and with good reason. Heart disease is a serious problem around the world. So is poor oral health. Could better brushing and flossing give you

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    7. Natural Remedies for Heart Health: Help or Harm?

      If you want to keep your heart healthy, you'll typically do three things: choose nutritious foods, stay active, and toss bad habits like smoking. But is there a faster way to give your heart an extra boost? Swipe your digital device or turn on the TV and you'll see ad after ad for natural remedies t

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    8. Is There Sex After Heart Disease?

      You've been treated for heart disease. You've followed your doctor's orders to a T. Now she says you're ready to get back to normal life. But does that include sex? You know that clichéd yet haunting scene. Someone's having a fine time in bed. Then he clutches his heart and slumps over -- and then i

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    9. Heart Attacks in Middle-Aged Women: Lower Your Risk

      “Heart attacks only happen to old guys.” “They say 55 is the new 40.” “Heart problems don’t run in my family, I don’t think.” “I have too much going on to worry about that right now.” Ever hear or tell yourself this? The truth is, women between the ages of 40 to 60 -- give or take some years -- can

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    10. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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