Results for "Heart Health"

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What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean and How They Impact Your Health
If you’re 20 years old or older, your doctor has probably recommended that you have your blood tested to check your cholesterol.  When you look at your...
Aug 30
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Do You Have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)? Here’s What to Know
Your cardiovascular system plays an important role of moving blood with oxygen and nutrients to all parts of your body. With your heart as a pump, blood...
Aug 02
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Watch for These Hidden Dangers Lurking in Energy Drinks
Maybe you haven’t slept well, or you simply feel like your energy levels are low, and you don’t have time for a nap. It can be tempting to reach for an...
Jul 18
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How Atrial Fibrillation Could Affect Your Heart’s Health
Your heart beats more than 100,000 times a day, on average. But sometimes, those heartbeats can be erratic. You may find that your smartwatch picks up...
Jun 25 1
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Why Your Doctor Might Want You to Wear Compression Socks
Compression socks or compression stockings are tightly fitting knee-high socks that can help your blood flow. They lightly squeeze your legs, making it...
May 31
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How Drinking Alcohol Could Affect Your Heart’s Rhythm
Typically, your heart beats along at a regular pace between 60 and 100 beats per minute. If your heart beats slower or faster (and you’re not exercising),...
May 15
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You Just Found Out You Have High Blood Pressure. Now What?
You’ve probably had your blood pressure checked countless times. It’s a routine part of health care. Even your dentist might check your blood pressure....
May 13 1
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Broken Heart Syndrome: When Intense Stress Feels Like a Heart Attack
Sudden high levels of stress can take a toll on your heart. Sometimes, events like the death of a close family member or friend, domestic abuse, intense...
Apr 20
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3 Foods High in Cholesterol but Good for Your Health
Cholesterol—especially the cholesterol found in certain foods we eat—has long been misunderstood, even villainized. At one time, we were told to avoid...
Apr 04
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The Big Differences Between Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure
Our hearts beat about 100,000 times each day (maybe more if you enjoy horror movies). Despite being extremely complex, our hearts are exceptionally reliable....
Mar 23