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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult Population

Are we a country that is relying too much on medications to help extend our lives? New guidelines recommend statin drugs for half the adult population.

03/26/2014

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Strong Correlation Between Education And Health

Those with better education live longer and are more productive.

03/25/2014

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Nature Vs. Nurture – It May Not Be One Or The Other

People often pit their genes against their lifetime experiences when looking at physical and emotional traits but this is often a big mistake.

03/24/2014

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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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New Study Finds Loneliness Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

A new research study from the University of Chicago shows that loneliness poses a significant health risk for older adults.

02/17/2014

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High Blood Pressure In Teens May Indicate Trouble Down The Road

New research finds that elevated blood pressure in the late teens helps predict the chances of heart disease later on.

02/11/2014

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Testosterone Supplements Increase Risk Of Heart Attack For Older Men

Now there is a report that reinforces findings in previous reports that taking testosterone could more than double the risk of heart attack in men 65 and older.

02/05/2014

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‘Heart Of Style’ Heart Disease Education Bus Set To Roll Into Philadelphia

The bus, which is outfitted with comfortable seats and décor, will have experienced heart health professionals on board to provide blood pressure and Body Mass Index Tests and educate women about heart disease.

01/30/2014

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Still Too Many Smokers

Smoking has declined in the past 5 decades as has cancer and heart disease but there are still almost 50 million smokers likely to suffer the unnecessary consequences.

01/15/2014

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Stress Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

Stress is not necessarily a bad thing but how you respond to stress may be as bad for your heart as smoking.

12/27/2013

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Taking Steps Towards Better Health

A new report finds that adding an extra 2,000 steps to your day may lower your risk for heart attack and stroke by 8%.

12/24/2013

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Common Irregular Heartbeat Could Cause Stroke

The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.

12/06/2013

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US Paying The Price For Obesity

The estimated annual cost of obesity is $147 billion but the price on our overall health is even greater.

11/26/2013

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A New Way To Look At Heart Disease And Its Treatment

One of the most widely prescribed and effective drugs in the war against heart disease is about to become even more popular, because of new recommendations by the nation’s cardiologists.

11/13/2013

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Patient Navigator System

A patient navigator helps those diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses, navigate the health care system and understand their options.

10/28/2013

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