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  1. The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease

    The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that heart disease is the number one killer; and information is abundant to guide us toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. You can help prevent heart-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease,...
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  2. Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention

    Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention
    A stroke is one of the more serious medical conditions that one can face. The effects of a stroke can and do vary dramatically. But, with that stated, the odds of a stroke leading to serious physical and even mental impairment are high enough that any step that you can take to prevent t...
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  3. Are Statins Worth The Price?

    Are Statins Worth The Price?
    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies, heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today. Heart disease is caused by a process called atherosclerosis...
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  4. Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

    Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol
    Staying healthy may at times seem like a complicated process. To be certain, there are many different components in the process. Yet, it is important to note that some aspects of maintaining overall good health stand out more than others. One critical aspect of health that has not...
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  5. Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers

    Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own. Made mainly by cold water algae, they also occur in cold water oily fish such as sardines, wild salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna that feed on these plants. Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosa...
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  6. Heart Health: How Sleep can Help

    Heart Health: How Sleep can Help
    How much sleep do you get per night? In a national study by the American College of Cardiology in Chicago, it showed that those who had less than six hours sleep per night were at increased risk of having c ongestive heart failure or suffering a stroke. Other studies have shown that conversely, th...
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  7. Statins Hurt Muscle Mass

    Statins Hurt Muscle Mass
    Statins are a range of cholesterol reducing drugs taken by an estimated 25% of all Americans over the age of 45. Statins are commonly used to reduce cholesterol and prevent a build-up of plaque in the arteries – a pre-cursor to heart disease and stroke. However, statins may have detrimental side eff...
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  8. Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart

    Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart
    Believe it or not, one of the best prescriptions for a healthy heart can be found at the candy counter. Researchers have confirmed that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate every day provides key cardiovascular benefits that can reduce “bad” cholesterol and prevent hypertension. An artic...
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  9. Heart Healthy Diet To Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart Healthy Diet To Prevent Heart Disease
    Widespread consumption of highly processed, carbohydrate-loaded, nutrient-poor foods has led to an epidemic of overweight and obesity in America - one of the main factors underlying the high incidence of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Increasing fiber intake, eating whole ...
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  10. Can Frequent Sex Heal the Heart?

    Can Frequent Sex Heal the Heart?
    In addition to eliciting pleasant sensations within the body, regular sex may offer a number of other benefits to the health. It has been found that sex can boost immunity, burn calories, act as a pain killer, and improve sleep. What might be even more surprising to some is that regular sex ...
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