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Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on air pollution, revealing that seven million premature deaths in 2012 are the result of air pollution exposure. This staggering number is t…

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Apples as Effective as Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes

Most of us have heard the adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” throughout our lives, but new research shows that there is serious truth to the message.  Scientists at BHF Health Promotion Res…

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10 Surprising Ways Apples Are Good for Your Health

Martin Luther once said, "even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."  New research gives more reasons than ever to plant apple trees and enjoy their…

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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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Table Salt vs. Sea Salt?

Salt has gotten a bad rap over the last decade. But more and more research is showing the importance of sodium in our diet.  It is involved with the regulation of blood pressure and bodily fluids, tra…

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Drinking More Water Could Save You From a Heart Attack

There is a blackboard wall in my house, where I jot down my daily health goals. "Drink 8 glasses of water today" is frequently listed there, because I know I don’t drink enough of it. After reading th…

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What’s Your Heart Health IQ? (Quiz!)

  Think you know your stuff when it comes to cardiovascular health? Test your heart health knowledge with this quiz, and share your scores in the comments! True or False: The symptoms of a …

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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 Strategies to Avoid a Wintertime Heart Attack

Whatever their cause, heart symptoms should never be taken lightly—especially during the winter months. According to Cynthia Thaik, M.D., a cardiologist and member of the American College of Cardiolo…

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What is a Heart Attack?

You know you're in pain, but are you just feeling the aftershocks of that spaghetti dinner...or is it a heart attack?…

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