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Area Residents Can Learn How To Keep Their Hearts Healthy In NE Philadelphia

Cardiologist Dr. Thomas Metkus says it’s essential for people to understand what may be happening to them so they know what not to ignore.

03/16/2014

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Put Down The Cookie: Study Shows Too Much Sugar Could Be Killing You

While scientists have previously shown high sugar intake ups a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the new study is the first to link sugar consumption to death.

02/11/2014

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Research Suggests Sunlight Good For Blood Pressure

A study from the University of Edinburgh suggests that a healthy dose of sunlight every day can actually help lower your blood pressure.

01/31/2014

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Study: Sunlight May Lower Blood Pressure

If you’ve been avoiding the sun in an effort to lower your risk of skin cancer, you might want to rethink that strategy.

01/23/2014

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Study On Airport Noise Reveals Potential Health Risks For Those Living Near Airports

The study, which analyzed data from 3.6 million people living near London’s busy Heathrow Airport, showed that those living in the noisiest areas had an elevated risk of stroke, coronary disease and cardiovascular disease.

10/11/2013

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Women Still Not Heeding Heart Attack Warnings

Despite numerous studies stating the contrary, there are still many women who think it is next to impossible for them to suffer a heart attack.

10/11/2013

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Sleep Could Prevent Heart Disease

Researchers have found that sufficient sleep is linked to more than a 20% reduction in cardiovascular disease and almost a 50% reduction in fatal cardiovascular disease.

07/11/2013

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Understanding Sleep Apnea

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

02/04/2013

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Sleep Apnea May Cause More Than Snoring

Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.

09/04/2012

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Atypical Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

A squeezing sensation on the chest. Pain that can radiate to the arm or up into the jaw. Complaints of nausea and sweating. These are the typical signs of a heart attack, but there are other signs and symptoms as well.

08/15/2012

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The Skinny On Bariatric Surgery

Following bariatric surgery, weight loss alone is not the only risk for cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet is crucial.

01/09/2012

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Hyperlipidemia

We call it hyperlipidemia — an elevation of the lipids in the blood that can be linked with cardiac issues down the road.

10/04/2011

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Reducing Salt In Your Diet

We know too much salt in the diet can raise blood pressure yet dietary salt intake in the US is on the rise.

09/20/2011

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Polypill May Not Be The Cure All

It has been suggested that a ‘polypill’ could make it easier for patients to take all of their pills without confusion but there are some problems with “one pill to cure them all”.

02/17/2011

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Study: Green Tea Expands Arteries

Researchers in Greece found that expansion of the brachial artery, located in the upper arm, increased by almost five percent 30 minutes after green tea.

02/10/2011

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