8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

8 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating (Infographic)

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Enjoy these sensible and sometimes surprising tips for healthy eating throughout the holidays. Learn how to stay on course at parties, at home and at work (anywhere holiday goodies abound)!


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

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Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


Women often do worse than men following a heart attack

Women Often Do Worse Than Men Following a Heart Attack

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Women fare worse then men after a heart attack, with longer hospital stays and a greater likelihood of dying in the hospital afterwards. The good news is the death rates for women after a heart attack are declining.


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Running is a Life-Saver, Study Finds

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Little has been known about the long-term effects of running on mortality. Researchers at Iowa State University conducted a 15-year study of more than 55,000 adults and found that runners had a 45 percent lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Here's why.


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Whether You’re 30 or 40, Starting to Exercise Improves Heart Health

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You can improve your blood pressure and overall heart health even if you start exercising after 40, research shows. Doctors stress that it is never too late to start moving.


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Sports Beat: What to Expect When Your Doctor Orders an ECG

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Calling all athletes: Learn why doctors sometimes recommend an electrocardiogram as a heart health benchmark before you hit the field, track or courts.


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Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid

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All medications and supplements, no matter how seemingly harmless, should be discussed with your cardiologists first. Learn which medications to be wary of.


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How to Measure Your Heart Surgery Risk (Video)

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Outcomes of heart surgery are measured to help improve programs nationwide. Risk adjustment is used, along with risk models that predict group risk versus individual risk, like low, medium or high. Learn more on how to measure your risk of heart surgery.


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3 Ways You Can Help Detect Cancer Early

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Here’s a sad, frustrating truth: We could save countless lives from cancer if we simply found the disease earlier.


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How to Prevent Cardiac Surgical Wound Infections (Video)

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Infections following cardiac surgery don’t have to occur when you and your doctor team up to prevent them. Antibiotics, safe hair removal, plus your weight and diabetes control help before surgery.