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Chasing Holiday Perfection May Be Bad for Your Heart

  • Posted on: 24 December 2016
  • By: helen
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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.
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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.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—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.

One of those threats is a so-called "silent heart attack."

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Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

  • Posted on: 23 December 2016
  • By: helen
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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.
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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.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News)—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.

In New Zealand, where December and January are the height of summer, researchers found more than a 4 percent increase in heart-related deaths from Dec. 25 through Jan. 7.

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High Pain Tolerance Tied to 'Silent' Heart Attack Risk

  • Posted on: 23 December 2016
  • By: helen
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People who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a "silent" heart attack, a new study hints.
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People who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a "silent" heart attack, a new study hints.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News)—People who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a "silent" heart attack, a new study hints.

Chest pain is one of the "classic" symptoms of a heart attack. But many people have so-called silent heart attacks, where they notice no obvious symptoms.

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Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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There's a new generation gap in the United States—strokes are increasingly striking young people, and at the same time, stroke rates are dropping in those 55 and older, a new study reports.
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There's a new generation gap in the United States—strokes are increasingly striking young people, and at the same time, stroke rates are dropping in those 55 and older, a new study reports.

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News)—There's a new generation gap in the United States—strokes are increasingly striking young people, and at the same time, stroke rates are dropping in those 55 and older, a new study reports.

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Choose the Healthy Foods Options This Holiday Season

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Even the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can be derailed, the American Heart Association cautions.
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Even the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can be derailed, the American Heart Association cautions.

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SUNDAY, Nov. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Even the best intentions to make healthy food choices during the holidays can be derailed, the American Heart Association cautions.

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CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
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Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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THURSDAY, Nov. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Heart disease tops the list of what's most likely to kill you or someone you love, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

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Stressed Childhood Might Raise Risk for High Blood Pressure Later

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.
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A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.

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TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News)—A stressful childhood might predispose some people to struggle with high blood pressure as adults, a new study suggests.

And a second study found that having parents who had high blood pressure at a relatively young age also increased that risk.

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Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women's Heart Risks

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could have a higher risk for heart failure, especially if most of their protein comes from meat, researchers report.
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Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could have a higher risk for heart failure, especially if most of their protein comes from meat, researchers report.

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MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could have a higher risk for heart failure, especially if most of their protein comes from meat, researchers report.

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Craving Salt? Your Genes May Be the Reason

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Some people carry a genetically driven "salt tooth" that could affect how heavily they season their food, potentially endangering their heart, a new study suggests.
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Some people carry a genetically driven "salt tooth" that could affect how heavily they season their food, potentially endangering their heart, a new study suggests.

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SUNDAY, Nov. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Some people carry a genetically driven "salt tooth" that could affect how heavily they season their food, potentially endangering their heart, a new study suggests.

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