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.

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3 Ways to Save Lives and Cut Healthcare Costs

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Healthcare spending in America is out of control. These three approaches can make the country's people and bank balances healthier.


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

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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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For Your Heart’s Sake: How to Love Exercise (Video)

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It’s no secret that exercise is a key factor in preventing and treating heart issues. The key to success isn’t as complicated as it might seem: You just need to find an activity that you love, and keep doing it. Here’s how.


Be Alert to Statin Side Effects (Video)

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Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.

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How Aerobic Activity Lowers Cardiac Risk (Video)

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When it comes to heart health, exercise is good medicine. Even in patients with fairly advanced heart disease, regular aerobic activity can provide significant benefits — including a longer life expectancy.

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Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

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Don’t fool yourself into believing you’re invincible. Keeping heart disease in check and practicing healthy coping mechanisms could save your life and help you avoid an unexpected heart event.

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A New Option for Breast Cancer Prevention

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For postmenopausal women with a high risk of breast cancer, the drug anastrozole offers a new option. It’s the latest preventive medication — but not the only one.

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Allergy Shots: A Proven Option You Shouldn’t Ignore

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When avoidance and medication don’t control your allergy symptoms, consider allergy shots. The long-lasting, proven treatment for hay fever and allergies to pets, dust, mold and insect stings is effective but time-intensive.

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6 Lifestyle Hacks for Arthritis (Slideshow)

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How you move, how you relieve symptoms, even what car you buy — all of these can affect your arthritis. A few simple changes can help you better manage and prevent symptoms.