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Is It A Panic Attack or Atrial Fibrillation?

People with anxiety or depression may experience momentary feelings of their minds going  “blank.” That’s a good time to ask yourself “Is it a panic attack or atrial fibrillation?” The difference and their reactions may save their lives.   The first step to awareness is knowing that an anxiety attack can trigger an episode of atrial fibrillation. Likewise, people with…

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How Your Blood Thinner Affects Your Brain And The Risks Of Dementia

  Recent research into how your blood thinner affects your brain and the risks of dementia has indicated that patients with Atrial Fibrillation who maintain adequate blood levels of Coumadin (warfarin) have the lowest risk of dementia later in life. We know that the irregular heart rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation, increases the risk of dementia. However, by monitoring your blood levels…

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Heart Health Boo-Boos Made by Men – And How to Stop Making Them

I know you mean well, but it’s really easy to slip up when it comes to taking care of your heart. So, let’s talk about a few heart health boo-boos made by men and how to stop making them. Your car and your heart can take you places, but you have to take the proper maintenance steps. First off: Schedule A…

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Thyroid Hormones-How Much Is Too Much For Your Heart?

It’s more common to hear about people needing Thyroid medication for low levels of thyroid hormones (Hypothyroidism), but when talking about thyroid hormones-how much is TOO much for your heart? Here are some of the risks you or a loved one may face with elevated levels.   Graves’ Disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid…

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The Risks Of Combining Opioids With Your Other Medications – Series Part 2

Opioids are powerful painkillers which can be a blessing or a curse. However, the risks of combining opioids with your other medications may cause irreversible damage. It’s a bad mix. If you’re in severe pain after surgery or an injury, opioids like Morphine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone or Oxycodone can be a godsend. But…become dependent on them, and the consequences can be deadly. It’s an…

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The Risks Of Opioid Pain Relievers And What To Take Instead – Series Part 1

In recent years we’ve often heard a lot about the use and abuse of opioid pain medications. This 2-Part Series will clarify for you the risks of opioid pain relievers and what to take instead. Experts tell us that the widespread abuse of this class of drugs started more than two decades ago. And, across the country today, healthcare authorities are paying…

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If You Eat Microwave Popcorn This May Change Your Mind

With the number of health concerns in the limelight right now, it’s often easy to ignore the “little things” like what kind of popcorn you use…So, if you eat microwave popcorn this may change your mind. When it’s movie night and you’re getting ready to break out the popcorn, using an air popper or cooking a pot of kernels in…

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Atrial Fibrillation-3 Million Cases And 7 Risk Factors

The irregular heart rhythm named Atrial Fibrillation affects close to three million people in the United States. While Cardiologists can provide the most accurate diagnosis, Atrial Fibrillation doesn’t always lead to major complications. In fact, some people live with it for many years. Although this heart rhythm can lead to strokes, the symptoms often go unnoticed, and many patients just…

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Talking About Weight Gain After You Put Down That Lighter

I figured you’d want to talk about weight gain after you put down that lighter. Surely, most of us have heard the complaints from other quitters. They say they’ve put on another 5-10 lbs. But quitting has nothing to do with that. And that’s why we need to start the conversation about weight gain after you put down that lighter….

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