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How Anger Harms Your Heart

Have you ever gotten so enraged at work that you actually gritted your teeth in frustration? Did your last disagreement with your partner cause you to ball your fists in fury and leave the room? As…

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually donít have to. I live and work in Californiaís Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. D…

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Don’t Fall Victim to the Holiday Heart Attack

It's a sobering reality amid the holiday cheer: More people die from a heart attack or stroke in the winter months than during warmer weather, with mortality rates averaging 10 per cent higher. For ol…

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Surprising Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

The New England Journal of Medicine just published a new study on the effects of radiation therapy on women who are being treated for breast cancer and the news is disturbing. Women who receive radiot…

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6 Surprising Heart Attack Triggers

Clogged arteries may be the root cause of heart attacks, but there's usually something else that triggers them. Here's how to protect yourself. By Emily Main, Rodale.com Heart attacks often come…

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