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Are You At Risk for Heart Disease? Heart Disease Heart disease, also called “cardiovascular disease,” is the leading cause of death in the United States. This broad term encompasses a wide range of cardiovascular problems: everything from coronary artery disease and arrhythmia (heart rhythm abnormalities) to atherosclerosis (hardening of the…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Raises Risk of Heart Disease Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report in Arthritis Research & Therapy. Researchers from the Institution of Public Health and Clinical Medicine/Rheumatology, University Hospital in Sweden, followed more than 400 people with RA for five years…

Best and Worst States for Health

For many Americans, a long life and a healthy life don’t always go hand in hand, according to a recent nationwide analysis. The life expectancy of the average American is 78.5 years, but chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, plague an increasing number of people…

Timing When to Take Your Daily Medications

The instructions on the pill bottle simply say “take once a day.” Yet the specific time of day you take your medications may make an important difference. Inside each of us ticks a finely tuned master clock driven by a tiny region in the brain that keeps us in sync with Earth’s…

Take Control of 9 Heart Attack Risk Factors

The INTERHEART study (2004) analyzed heart attack risk factors in 30,000 people from 52 countries. Results pointed to nine major risk factors—all controllable—that authors say account for about 90 percent of heart attacks in men and 94 percent in women. Cigarette smoking nearly triples your chances of a heart attack compared…

Are You At Risk for Heart Disease?

Heart Disease Heart disease, also called “cardiovascular disease,” is the leading cause of death in the United States. This broad term encompasses a wide range of cardiovascular problems: everything from coronary artery disease and arrhythmia (heart rhythm abnormalities) to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), heart infections, and congenital heart defects….

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How to Get High Blood Pressure Medicine Right Starting with two drugs may be better than one A new study challenges the traditional method of prescribing blood pressure medication — to start with one drug and add others if the first isn’t enough — and some experts are calling for a change…

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6 Fabulous Foods to Fight High Blood Pressure The good news: They’re some of your favorites New science is changing the way people 50 and older judge their blood pressure, and a slew of new studies on foods and hypertension suggest it may be easier than you thought to reduce high…