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Preventive Health Screenings for Women
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Preventive Health Screenings for Women

Be proactive about your health. Find out what medical appointments you should be making today.

Eat Right: Do's and Don'ts to Control Blood Pressure
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Eat Right: Do's and Don'ts to Control Blood Pressure

Reducing salt and fat in your cooking can help control blood pressure. Learn more about eating to control blood pressure.

5 Steps to a Heart-Healthy Diet
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5 Steps to a Heart-Healthy Diet

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States. Find out how a heart-healthy diet can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Having a Heart Attack at 30
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Having a Heart Attack at 30

Heart disease doesn't have an age minimum.

How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
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How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests. Analyzing 156 older couples over 20 years, scientists found that patterns of angry outbursts raised the risk of heart problems, while emotional withdrawal or "stonewalling" could lead to musculoskeletal issues such as back pain or stiff neck.

How to Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar
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How to Maintain a Healthy Blood Sugar

10 things you can to do to maintain a healthy blood sugar

Chasing Holiday Perfection May Be Bad for Your Heart
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Chasing Holiday Perfection May Be Bad for Your Heart

Holiday pressure can stress out anybody, but some women get so anxious about making everything perfect that they miss the signs of serious heart problems.

Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
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Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke

Women who suffer from migraine headaches may have a slightly increased risk of heart disease or stroke, a new study suggests.

Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart
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Just a Little of Statins' Effect Enough to Help Heart

Giving high doses of statins to patients with heart disease doesn't lower the risk of future heart trouble any more than moderate doses of the cholesterol-lowering drugs do, a new study finds.

High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack
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High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

Heart attack patients who took high doses of fish oil supplements for six months showed improved heart function and less scarring, researchers report.

Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?
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Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

It's not the chill of winter that causes a spike in heart-related deaths at Christmas and New Year’—it's the holiday season itself, Australian researchers contend.

How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills
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How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

How spouses disagree may predict which ones are more likely to develop certain ailments down the road, new research suggests. Analyzing 156 older couples over 20 years, scientists found that patterns of angry outbursts raised the risk of heart problems, while emotional withdrawal or "stonewalling" could lead to musculoskeletal issues such as back pain or stiff neck.

Do Male Doctors Overlook Female Patients’ Heart Risks?
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Do Male Doctors Overlook Female Patients’ Heart Risks?

Many male primary care doctors regard heart disease as a man's issue and don't assess risk in female patients, a new French study finds.

Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks
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Sleep Apnea Mask Treatment Fails to Curb Heart Risks

The nighttime breathing difficulties of obstructive sleep apnea have long been linked to an increase in cardiovascular risks. While treatment with CPAP did lower sleep apnea symptoms, it did nothing to lower users' long-term odds for heart attack, stroke or heart-related death.

High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk
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High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk

People who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a "silent" heart attack, a new study hints.

Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans
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Heart Disease Down Among Over-40 Americans

America's heart health seems to be improving, a new study reports. Federal researchers found that fewer Americans over 40 have coronary heart disease. The rate is down from just over 10 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012, the study found.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Heart Attack Death
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Diabetes Increases Risk of Heart Attack Death

People with diabetes are much more likely to die after a heart attack than people without the blood sugar condition, a new study finds.

Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That
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Want Better Heart Health? There's an App for That

People are better able to stick to a heart-healthy lifestyle when guided and encouraged by smartphone apps and Internet sites that help set goals and track progress.