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Ambulance Drone Delivers First Aid By Air

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 720,000 Americans suffer a heart attack every year. The Heart Foundation notes that 250,000 Americans die annually of Sudden Cardiac Death — or 680 …

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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 don’t have to. I live and work in California’s 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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4 Powerful Foods That Guard Your Heart

Warnings about foods that harm your heart abound: fried potatoes, greasy burgers, cream-rich pasta... But here's a look at four fabulous foods that do your heart a world of good. The great thing is, t…

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Birth Control and Heart Attacks and Strokes – Oh My!

Originally published on June 27, 2012, on bedsider.org. "Nothing in life is risk free, and that includes birth control." Margaret Polaneczky, MD, comes to this simple, spot-on conclusion in her pos…

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Can Sex Cause a Heart Attack?

If bedroom walls could talk, they'd make it clear that sex can cause a heart attack. Watch this to learn more, as well as who's more likely to experience one during the throes of passion.…

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How Chewing Aspirin Could Save Your Life

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor. Doctors have been recommending an aspirin a day to help keep heart attacks at bay for years. But did you know that taking an aspirin during a s…

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5 Overlooked Heart Attack Symptoms

By Lori Johnston, AgingCare.com February is a month when folks focus on matters of the heart, but it's not just about falling in love. February is also American Heart Month. When it comes to our lo…

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Heal Your Heart

By Carrie Demers, MD, Yoga+ My father and uncle both had heart attacks in their 40s. I just turned 40. Am I destined to have the same fate? It is true that heart disease tends to run in the fami…

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