Heart Health

Smoking

We all know that smoking is bad. That has been one of the most pervasive health messages of recent years, and it seems to be sinking in. The number of people who smoke has gone down dramatically, but it’s still one of the main preventable causes of death across the globe. Therefore, it can’t hurt …

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Aging

It seems to be a generally accepted fact that the older we become, the worse our health gets. That’s true for the heart as much as it is anything. People over 65 in particular are at much higher risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart disease. But why exactly is that? And if you can’t …

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Heart Healthy Living

It’s a worrying thought that despite all we know about heart health, heart disease remains one of the biggest killers in the U.S. That’s true for men and for women. Does it include you? When we talk about heart healthy living, we mean both understanding your own specific risk factors and doing whatever you can …

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Across The World

You probably know by now that eating a balanced, healthy diet is one of the best ways to look after your heart. When it comes to dietary recommendations, however, they often focus on mainstream American food habits. What if your preferred diet is Asian, Caribbean, or from elsewhere in the world? How can you modify …

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Good Habits

Few muscles and organs are as important as the heart. If it didn’t pump blood around the body, nutrients, hormones, and even oxygen wouldn’t be able to reach where they’re needed. Nothing else would work properly. That means that you need to take very good care of it. It’s never too late to get into …

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Cholesterol

No one likes being lectured, yet that’s what it can feel like when your doctor starts telling you that you need to fundamentally change your lifestyle. If you’re living relatively happily, who are they to tell you that you’re wrong? It’s not like cholesterol has any obvious symptoms. That’s part of the problem. The threat …

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Stress

When it looks like you’re becoming visibly stressed, a well-meaning person may ask you to consider your blood pressure. It’s a well-known fact that stress is a cause of hypertension – or is it? What’s behind this commonly held notion? The short answer is that yes, there is a connection between high blood pressure and …

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Atherosclerosis

What exactly happens when your cholesterol levels are too high? You’ve probably been warned about the dangers, but sometimes those warnings can sound a little vague. If you don’t have some medical knowledge, a complicated-sounding term like atherosclerosis may even make you zone out a little. Unfortunately, atherosclerosis is too serious to ignore. It may …

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