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5 Things You Should Know About Stress Tests

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart attack, heart failure, stress echo

Taking a stress test isn’t as simple as jumping on the treadmill. Talk with your cardiologist about whether to eat, exercise or take your medications beforehand to ensure you’re prepared.


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Newly FDA-Approved Drugs Give Hope to People with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Tags: clinical trials, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, shortness of breath, treatments

The FDA recently approved two new drugs to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. These drugs have been shown to slow the progression of this previously untreatable disease.


Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Recipe: Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Tags: fruits and vegetables, functional medicine, Recipes

Try this classic split pea soup infused with flavorful herbs and vegetables. It will become a family favorite.


6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Tags: foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Recipes

It’s true: You can make mouth-watering, lighter versions of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes that substitute natural sweeteners and lower-fat ingredients—and no one will know the difference.


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How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

Tags: depression, insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep hygeine, sleep testing, sleepwalking

Sleeping pills can help people with insomnia get a good night’s rest, but they need to be used correctly. Learn the safest ways to use them.


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Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, skin care, vitamins, weight gain

The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. But weight gain and poor nutrition aren't the only things you might worry about. What you eat also can affect your skin’s appearance.


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Pregnant? Explore Your Alternative Birth Options, Trends

Tags: childbirth, natural childbirth, pregnancy, water labor

Learn what other pregnant women are planning for their labor and delivery experiences. From massage therapy to water labor, expectant mothers are doing research and exploring all their options.


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Have a Health History Heart to Heart

Tags: family history, genetics, heart and vascular institute, heart health

At family gatherings, encourage relatives to talk about any known heart problems in the family. Creating a history of your family's heart health could be the best gift you give this year.


mystery pill in pill pack

How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), leukemia, lymphoma, study

Newly FDA-approved pill “melts away” leukemia cells. It’s heralded as a breakthrough treatment for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia.


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How You Can Sleep Better If You Work the Night Shift

Tags: insomnia, sleep, sleep disorder, sleep hygeine

People who work non-traditional shifts have a tendency to suffer from shift work sleep disorder, but medical interventions and behavioral techniques can help.