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Preventing Heart Disease: Lower Your Stress

Taking time to "stop and smell the roses" can be a matter of life and death these days.

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'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart

Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain

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Americans With High Blood Pressure Still Eating Too Much Salt

Average sodium intake more than double the recommended daily limit for these patients, study finds

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Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise, researchers suggest

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Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

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Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more, earlier in the day may be healthier.

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Fat Near the Heart a Hazard for Postmenopausal Women

Study ties 'paracardial' fat to raised risk of hardening of the arteries

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Alcohol and the Heart

When it comes to heart health, the difference in the affects of alcohol use in moderation versus abusing large amounts are staggering.  Heavy drinking can cause hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, and sudden death.

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Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study

Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

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Sex and aging: increased risk of heart disease for sexually active older men

 

New research suggests sexually active older men may be more likely to have a heart attack, heart failure or stroke while an active sex life appears to have no bearing on older women's heart health. 

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