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Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”

Have You Heard of These 5 Heart Attack Risk Factors?

Most people know about common risk factors for heart attack, but there are other risk factors that put certain people at risk, or put people at risk under certain conditions. Learn about lesser-known risk factors and who is likely to be affected.

Why Marriage Can Improve Your Odds of Surviving a Heart Attack

Marriage can be good for your health, with benefits that include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and a longer life. New research suggests that married people who have heart attacks are more likely to survive and spend fewer days in the hospital immediately after.

Should You Obsess About Salt?

If you’re thinking about cutting back on the amount of salt you eat, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

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3 Natural Ways to Control Your High Blood Pressure

Want a natural way to control high blood pressure? In some cases, drug-free methods work just as well as prescription drugs, and without any side effects. Here are three methods that experts recommend.

Why You Should Consider Volunteering for Medical Research Trials

We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.