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A Hip Replacement Is Good for Your Heart

Tags: heart disease, hip replacements

In patients sidelined by painful osteoarthritis, knee or hip replacement helps restore mobility. A recent study found that people who had knee or hip replacements also had a lower risk of heart disease.

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.

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Statins and Diabetes: Risk-Benefit Round-Up (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Rocco, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart videos, prevention, statins, video

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?

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Heart Disease and Pregnancy: An Uneasy Mix

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, pregnancy, risk factors

Having a child is generally a natural, healthy event, but women with heart problems face special medical challenges during pregnancy and delivery. Consult with your cardiologist to assess whether pregnancy puts you at risk.

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Concerns Raised About Testosterone Therapy

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, heart risks, replacement therapy, stroke, testosterone

A major new study links testosterone replacement therapy to increased risks of heart attack, stroke or death. Why this should be a warning to both patients and doctors.

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High Blood Pressure: Prevalent, Often Untreated (Infographic)

Tags: heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, high blood pressure, hypertension

Only half of the 78 million adults in the United States who have high blood pressure have it under control. This is cause for concern as high blood pressure is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease.

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How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

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Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.

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For a Healthy Heart: Get Enough Sleep

Tags: cardiovascular health, heart attack, heart disease, research, risk factors, sleep

Did you know you may be consuming extra calories that can lead to weight gain if you’re not getting enough sleep? Research in the last 50 years is unearthing just how important sleep is to heart health.

Cleveland Clinic debunks some of the most commonly held misconceptions in this infographic on HealthHub

Most Americans Have Heart Health Facts Wrong (Infographic)

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From fish oil to a “heart disease gene,” misconceptions about heart health abound. The truth is most Americans don’t know what steps they should take to keep their heart healthy. Find out what’s myth vs. fact to proactively take steps to prevent heart disease.

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5 Tips for Guilt-Free, Almost-Fried Chicken

Tags: carbohydrates, diet, healthy diet, heart disease, saturated fat

Fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods, but it can still be a risky mixture of saturated fat and refined carbs. Modify your favorite recipe with these tips for a healthier option.