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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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Health Risks While Travelling

Traveling can be fun but it is not without risk, especially for those with diabetes, the elderly or others who may have an underlying health concern.

10/15/2013

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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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Fast Food Restaurants Add Healthier Options

I don’t know if you have noticed but there is a new battle going on at fast food restaurants. It is a desire to make them healthier with their food choices.

10/07/2013

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Study: Not Even Running Will Save You From ‘Sitting Disease’

According to new research, the adverse health effects of prolonged sitting are widespread – regardless of race, sex, socioeconomic status, medical history, diet and physical activity.

09/05/2013

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The Fastest Way To A Healthier Heart

Risk factors for heart disease include high cholesterol and family history but cigarette smoking is the major lifestyle intervention that can damage the heart.

08/19/2013

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Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk

Metabolic syndrome signals someone is at greater risk for heart disease and other problems. Get checked.

08/16/2013

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Study: Aspirin Prevents Colorectal Cancer

A new report has found that women who take aspirin every other day have a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer.

08/09/2013

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Scientists Recreate Blood Vessels

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully made functional blood vessels from human stem cells in mouse models.

08/07/2013

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