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Take It in Both Arms
Next time, have your blood pressure taken in both arms, or do it yourself at the drug store. It's a good way to check for atherosclerosis.
Some foods fuel chronic inflammation, a cause of heart disease; others put a lid on it. It pays to know which is which.
Sweet Drinks Hurt Hearts
Artificially sweetened drinks may be almost as bad for your heart as sugary beverages. Here's a pretty simple work-around.
Good News for Obese Heart Patients
Weight-loss surgery -- gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy -- improves the health of even those who have had a heart attack.
Flu Vaccines Help the Heart
Having a flu shot protects you from more than the flu virus; it can prevent heart problems, too. So why do so few hospitals offer it?
Don't Slack Off on BP Meds
Blood pressure medications really do save lives. If your doctor has prescribed them, you want to take them.
Sleep Helps the Heart
A lack of sleep stimulates inflammation and stiffens your arteries. There are ways to get more Z's.
A Woman's Heart
Women's hearts don't get the respect they should. Too often issues like hypertension and high cholesterol are left un- or under-treated.
Poverty and Prevention
Income plays a big role in who does and doesn't get preventive heart care.
When local teams lose, ER admissions for heart attacks go up, suggesting a new way of looking at the agony of defeat.
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