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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.

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 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.

More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease
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More Than Half of Americans Have a Chronic Disease

More than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease, mental illness or problem with drugs or alcohol, according to a new study.

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.

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.

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.

Eating Too Much of THIS Puts Your Child at Risk for Heart Disease
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Eating Too Much of THIS Puts Your Child at Risk for Heart Disease

American children's high salt intake puts them at risk for heart disease later in life, a new study warns.

Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?
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Could Good Sex Be Bad for an Older Man's Heart?

Sexually active older men may be more likely to have a heart attack, heart failure or stroke compared with their less lusty peers, new research suggests.

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.

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.

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.

Coffee's Health Benefits Outweigh Stained Teeth
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Coffee's Health Benefits Outweigh Stained Teeth

Coffee may stain your teeth, but its numerous health benefits outweigh that problem, dental experts say.

'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'
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'Spare Tire' May Be Tougher on Your Heart Than 'Love Handles'

Belly fat—especially hidden fat deep in the gut—may indicate increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.