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Heart-Healthy Diet Tweaks
Most of us know the basics when it comes to foods that harm or help our hearts. But a recent review study turned up a few surprises.
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.
Heart Health Starts at Bedtime
Healthy sleep patterns protect against heart failure, reducing the risk by 40%. Sleeping well is not rocket science -- you can fix this.
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.
Post-Heart Attack Helpers
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids from certain types of fish and vegan-friendly sources like nuts improves outcomes after a heart attack.
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.
CBD Will Cure What(ever) Ails You
The wild and far-ranging health claims about CBD -- a product of hemp, not marijuana, -- are unsubstantiated. The FDA needs to weigh in.
Women with Broken Hearts
A man and a woman, both 55 or younger, arrive at the hospital with symptoms of heart failure. They are treated quite differently.
Add Nutrition to Your Yearly Checkup
Health depends in large part on diet, but few doctors ask about it. The AHA looked at ways to get a picture of patients' eating habits.
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