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Heart Disease

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  • Melatonin not recommended for children or teens as sleep aid

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it OK to give my teenage daughter melatonin to help her sleep better? I've read that it's a safe alternative to sleep medicines. ANSWER: Although melatonin has been shown to be useful for treating sleep problems in adults, it has not...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: There are different factors to consider before resuming sexual activity after a heart attack

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long after a heart attack do I need to wait to resume sexual activity? ANSWER: For men and women with cardiovascular disease -- no matter how young or old -- sexual activity is important to quality of life. But after a heart attack,...
  • Many treatments available to help smokers manage withdrawal symptoms

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've tried to quit smoking several times. But when I get to the second week without cigarettes, I become depressed and anxious. Is this normal? Is there a way to avoid this part of withdrawal? It is by far the worst symptom and has...
  • One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says

    One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says
    At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Weight just one factor to consider when measuring health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to be 30 pounds overweight and still be healthy? My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal, and I have no health issues other than being overweight. ANSWER: Weight is one important measure of health. But it's not the...
  • 10 myths about heart disease

    Over the past decade, we've learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease...
  • Too man teens still ignore the hazards of smoking

    http://www.kidsdr.com During checkups for adolescents, I talk with each teen about smoking. While the rates of cigarette smoking among teens continue to drop, 20 percent of teens in the U.S. consider themselves regular smokers. Added to that statistic...
  • Registered dietitians help public handle health problems through nutrition

    Registered dietitians help public handle health problems through nutrition
    Melissa Dobbins had no idea when she was a student studying nutrition she would one day build a career working with hospitals, creating corporate wellness programs, teaching culinary classes, holding community education workshops, counseling individuals...
  • Debate lingers over the health benefits of coconut oil

    Environmental Nutrition Coconut oil has been hailed as the next super food in a jar, promising everything from weight loss to protection against Alzheimer's disease. While coconut oil has been used as part of the traditional diet in some Asian...
  • Skim the salt to protect your health

    Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been healthy advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium--500 milligrams (mg) a day, or the...
  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...