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Hypertension in the Elderly: Causes & Prevention

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Blood pressure can be seen as a barometer of overall health. Blood pressure typically increases with age, especially once one has passed middle age of 45 to 65. Somebody with high blood pressure is at...

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Signs of Heart Attack in Women

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Heart disease is a major health issue. In women, it is responsible for one-fourth of mortalities. Heart attacks contribute greatly to this. The usual depiction of a heart attack is extreme chest pain ...

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Signs of Advanced Heart Failure

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Nearly 6 million Americans are living with heart failure. About 10% of them are advanced cases. Heart failure is advanced when normal treatment options, such as medicine and lifestyle changes, no long...

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Heart Benefits of Quitting Smoking in Minutes, Weeks, and Years

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Smoking and its effects on lung health receive much attention and for good reason. Smoking is very harmful to the lungs. The harm smoking does to heart health has less attention drawn to it. Cardiovas...

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Eggs – Bad for the Heart or Not?

Eggs & Heart

Eggs are inexpensive and full of nutrition, but many are cautious of them due to their high cholesterol content.  High blood cholesterol levels have been connected with a higher risk of cardiovascular...

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Could I have a heart attack with no chest pain?

While chest pain is still the most common heart attack symptom, a recent study shows that about 20% of young to middle-aged people do not report suffering from chest pain during their attack. What’s m...

Owning a Pet Good for the Heart!

Pets Ownerships is Good for Heart

Did you know that owning a pet could be good for your heart – literally? A scientific study followed 2,805 people and compared the health of pet owners versus non-pet owners. Pet owners were les...

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