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Heart Disease Treatment Breakthroughs-Reaching For Better Outcomes

The leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women is getting a makeover. Heart Disease treatment breakthroughs are reaching for and getting better outcomes. There have been some very significant advances made in the past few years, and like a freight train, they’re moving quickly toward widespread availability. After more than 10 years of failed efforts…

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A Scientific Study on Women And Some Major Health Lessons

  The largest study that has ever been done on women, from the Women’s Health Initiative, produced some major health lessons and recommendations for living a healthier life. Up to now, the majority of scientific research has been conducted on white men, making it pretty difficult to know how to treat conditions affecting other populations, especially women. Here’s an example:…

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Bradycardia-Can This Slow Heart Rate Be Good or Bad for You?

We know our bodies are sure to slow down as we age, but what about your heart?  What happens when your heart beats slow down and is it good or bad? Bradycardia, a slow heart rate, is common in older adults. While it’s not always a problem, it does require treatment in some cases. As we age, there’s usually some…

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Cardiac Catheterization And Why You May Need One

Many questions in my inbox are about Cardiac Catheterization and why you may need one. So, let’s jump in. It’s an important topic. A Cardiac Catheterization is a procedure performed by doctors to help diagnose and treat heart problems.  ➡ This test can measure the pressure and oxygen levels in the different chambers of the heart  ➡ Determine the amount…

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Allergy Medications And The Potential Risks To Your Heart

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), a heart rhythm problem (arrhythmias) or other heart condition, it’s important to assess your allergy medications and the potential risks to your heart. Quick Facts Antihistamines and decongestants may increase your heart rate. Over-the-counter allergy drugs that include a decongestant can raise your blood pressure. Decongestants may also increase your risk for heart rhythm…

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Feeling Tired All The Time-Is This You?

Do you often ask yourself, “Why am I feeling tired all the time?” There are no simple answers (of course!) but some very valid reasons, and some of them may surprise you.   According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), feeling tired all the time could point to a lack of sleep, a poor diet that fills you up…

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