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Voluntary Reductions of Salt and Sugar Would Bring Huge Health and Economic Gains
Modest reductions in the sugar in packaged foods and beverages could prevent millions of heart problems, save $4 billion in healthcare costs
A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Listen to Your Gut, Protect Your Heart
We now know more about what makes a high fat diet so damaging to our cardiovascular systems. It begins in the gut.
Coffee Lovers Won’t Miss a Beat
People with heart arrhythmias have long been warned off coffee and caffeine, but new findings indicate a cup of joe can offer protection.
Plant Foods Boost Heart Health
You don't have to give up meat to reduce your risk of heart disease. Let plant-based foods like vegetarian chili replace it now and then.
BP Meds Are Not All the Same
High blood pressure is often treated with medications that keep blood vessels open. But one of these drugs has some serious side effects.
The Heart Failure-Cancer Connection
Cancer treatment can weaken the heart, but now it appears the reverse is also true: heart failure raises the risk of certain cancers.
Lightning’s Striking Danger
The electrical discharge from a lightning strike can travel as much as five miles and carry 50,000 volts. Here's what to do to stay safe.
The Stroke Belt
A Southern diet can greatly raise a person's risk of stroke and heart attack. Here's how to reduce the damage and still eat pecan pie.
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