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Heart Disease

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Top Heart Disease Articles

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  • Lehigh Valley residents tell heart-filled stories for American Heart Month

    Lehigh Valley residents tell heart-filled stories for American Heart Month
    For some, heart disease rears its ugly head with sudden, disabling pain. For others, it is hidden, building slowly, often causing a person to ignore the symptoms or dismiss them as something less serious like heartburn or general fatigue. Regardless...
  • If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways

    If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways
    When President Lyndon Johnson declared February as American Heart Month 51 years ago, cardiovascular disease was responsible for more than half of all deaths in the country. With improved medical technology and more knowledge of risk factors, the death...
  • Doctor promotes radical plant-based diet to fix hearts

     Doctor promotes radical plant-based diet to fix hearts
    In Tarahumara natives of Mexico and the highlanders of Papua New Guinea, coronary heart disease is rare. Some call them superhumans, but it makes perfect sense to Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. "On this...
  • 'Go Red for Women' on Feb. 6

    February is National Heart Month, starting off withNational Wear Red Dayon Friday Feb.6. The Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program invites you to wear your favorite red outfit to raise awareness about heart disease in women. "Women can do anything men...
  • Even if you backslide, resolving to improve your health is worthwhile

    If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
  • Healthy habits lead to lower cancer risk

    Healthy habits lead to lower cancer risk
    Certain types of cancer are more likely to strike certain types of people than others. For example, while men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, women are far more likely to develop the disease. But just because a person's risk of developing cancer is...
  • Lower stress to protect your heart, expert says

    Lower stress to protect your heart, expert says
    Heart disease is a leading killer of Americans, and there are many factors that put people at risk. But among the top problems is something hard to measure – stress – according to Dr. Michael Miller, professor of cardiovascular medicine,...
  • UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app

    UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app
    Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were "the highest you can have," she said. Working as an LAX custodian, she was surrounded by fast...
  • Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease

    Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease
    Look no further than your own spice rack to help protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, but they can also boost your immune system to help fight disease. Some herbs and spices...
  • Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put

    Cancer, heart disease, stroke deaths down, life span stays put
    Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
  • Excess sugar can harm your heart

    Harvard Health Blog A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine. Added sugars make up at...