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Can An Apple A Day Really Keep The Doctor Away?

With ample research now focusing on the health benefits of food, frequent introductions of the newest superfood on grocers’ shelves aren’t surprising. Each new superfood seems more exotic than the last, but can’t boring, mundane foods perform the same marvels? Perhaps apples are taken for granted and ignored because they’re plentiful and available everywhere, but…

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Top 10 Heart Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Heart disease it the most common cause of death among men and women in the United States. In fact, heart disease kills more people in the United States than all forms of cancer combined. One reason that heart disease can be so deadly is that often people do not notice in time the signs that…

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How Fruit Can Combat Your Heart Disease Risk

If you’re concerned about your heart health, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a simple way to greatly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating a diet that is rich in fruit can have an enormous and beneficial effect, even if you have a history of heart disease. In fact, according to the…

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How Does Plavix Prevent a Heart Attack?

Plavix is a prescription medication that can help prevent heart attacks and death in patients who have had a previous heart attack, a stroke, unstable angina or peripheral artery disease (PAD). The drug was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is also sold in its generic form, which is called clopidogrel bisulfate. Understanding the Cause…

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How to Recognize the Signs of a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are among the most serious medical emergencies a person can expect to experience in their lifetime. Also known as a myocardial infarction, a heart attack occurs when a coronary artery supplying oxygenated blood to the heart muscle itself becomes suddenly blocked. These coronary blockages are typically caused by blood clots formed in response…

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A Guide to Stroke Prevention

Each year, approximately 425,000 women will have a stroke – and this is approximately 55,000 more than men will have. Age does make a person more susceptible and so does a close family relative that has had a stroke in the past. There’s no way of reversing the years or changing family history, but there…

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Why Perfectly Healthy People Get Heart Attacks

Many people hear about those who live unhealthy lives and the risk they have for a heart attack. While people who don’t eat properly and don’t get as much exercise as they should do have an increased risk of a heart attack, there are perfectly healthy people who get heart attacks as well, and that…

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Strokes – What You Need to Know

A stroke can affect people from all walks of life and in many parts of the world, irrespective of their gender or race. However, the masculine population is at a greater risk of developing this condition than their female counterparts. Stroke occurs in two main forms namely mild and acute stroke. Mild stroke presents what is…

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How Does Metoprolol Succinate Treat Ischemic Heart Disease?

High blood pressure, which leads to a whole host of related issues, is highly prevalent in the modern world, with reports indicating that it impacts about 67 million Americans, or one third of the population. If not addressed, it can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart disease and similar ailments. It is worth noting that…

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How Eating Breakfast Can Promote A Healthy Heart

You’ve always been told to eat breakfast, but you may have decided to ignore the advice because you’re not a fan of breakfast foods or don’t have the time to stop and eat in the morning. Regardless of how busy you are, it’s important not to skip breakfast so that you can improve your health. A…

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