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Myth or Truth: A Closer Look at Your Heart Health

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There is so much health information on the web that it is important to separate fact from fiction. Here are a few commonly believed heart health issues you may have read about. Let’s find out if they are myth or true and why.


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Your Heart Attack ‘To Do’ List (Infographic)

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More than one million people in the U.S. suffer a heart attack each year. For the best chance of survival, you need to respond to symptoms within an hour. Be prepared. Don’t delay. Know the symptoms. And save your life, or the life of someone you love.


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Can You Cough Away a Heart Attack?

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Could the secret to surviving a heart attack be as simple as coughing? Lately, social media has circulated this misleading and dangerous idea. Don't take this myth to heart! Learn the facts behind why it's so wrong.


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Heart-healthy Vitamins: Ally or False Friend?

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You're taking your health to heart — controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol, and hitting the trail instead of the remote control. But is taking a specialty vitamin a must for cardiac health?


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Another ‘Hit’ for Nissen

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He’s fighting for your heart. Steven Nissen, MD, is one of the country’s top cardiologists and Medscape’s 2012 Best Physicians.


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Twitter Chat: Healthy Heart Tips for Heart Month

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Have questions about your heart health and how best to manage it? Ask our expert panel during a live Twitter chat on Thursday, February 7, at noon EST.


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Twitter Chat with Dr. Nissen

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Chat with top cardiologist Dr. Steve Nissen, Wednesday, November 21 at noon.


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The Holidays and Healthy Alcohol Consumption

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The benefits of moderate alcohol consumption vary based on a person’s age and medical history. Find out how much is too much.


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Twitter Chat with Dr. Nissen

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Chat with top cardiologist Dr. Steve Nissen, Wednesday, October 17 at noon.


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Heart Disease: 3 Facts That Will Make You Happy

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Gloomy facts get most of the attention in the media. But the truth is, prospects for heart disease have never been better. Doctors know more about what works and what doesn’t and what is safe and what is not than ever before. Here are three facts about heart disease that should cheer you up.