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Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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Beware of Getting Your Health Advice From The News

Tags: cleveland clinic, heart, heart and vascular institute, innovation, news, research

Before we accept any health sound bite as fact and begin to make changes because of it, it’s critical to consider a few things. We need to separate fact from fiction. Here's why.

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Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamins Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

Tags: cholesterol, fish oil, heart health, multivitamins, omega, omega-3, stroke, triglycerides, vitamins, vitamins and supplements

If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies.

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It’s Never Too Early for You to Prevent Heart Disease

Tags: children heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol

Heart disease usually affects older adults, but risk can develop early in life: Studies find 1 in 3 children have high cholesterol levels. Some experts recommend screening for kids aged 9 to 11.

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How High Is Too High for Your Blood Pressure?

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke

Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.

To follow a balanced, heart-healthy diet, you need to eat veggies, fruit, fish, soy, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds on a regular basis. But some foods have more heart-healthy disease-fighting nutrients than others. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health (Infographic)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, nutrients, omega-3, vitamins and supplements

You know you should eat more veggies, fish and soy for heart health. But which foods are best? Our Heart & Vascular Institute dietitians share 17 “power foods” for your heart.

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7 Things You Should Know About Vasculitis

Tags: blood vessels, vascular disorders, vasculitis

Although vasculitis is rare, awareness of the disease and its symptoms is important. That’s because treatment exists for almost all forms of vasculitis and is more effective in preventing organ damage when diagnosed early.

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“Out of This World” Findings from 2014 Cardiology Expo

Tags: ACC, celiac disease, cholesterol, heart attack, pericarditis

Cardiovascular specialists from across the country attended the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington D.C. They shared news about heart health -- earthly, and beyond.

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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

Tags: blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, NSAIDs, smoking

When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.

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“Heart Selfies” Reveal What Happens to Your Heart in Space

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health

With all the perils Sandra Bullock’s character faced in "Gravity," heart health probably wouldn't rank high on her list of worries. But space travel can reshape your heart and possibly weaken it as well.

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Chocolate, Red Wine Won’t Help You Live Longer or Healthier

Tags: alcohol, antioxidants, chocolate, dark chocolate, heart health, red wine, resveratrol

A new study says that the antioxidant resveratrol, which is found in red wine, dark chocolate and grapes, is not associated with living longer or avoiding inflammation, cardiovascular disease or cancer.