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Four Hundred Fifteen Thousand Preventable Deaths

 In 2016, there were four hundred fifteen thousand preventable deaths from heart disease and/or strokes in this country. 415,000 Along with that, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, caused 2.2 million preventable hospitalizations   But the report doesn’t end there.   In addition, these incidents cost us, you and me,…

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Migraine Headaches Can Be A Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease

A new study brings some concerning news for the millions of us who experience migraine headaches. Scientists have found that migraine headaches can be a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease. Often called “heart disease,” the term Cardiovascular Disease includes any conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as stroke, heart attack, atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rate and heart failure. Based on…

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The Secret Cost Of Anorexia To Your Heart

Here’s a sad story about the secret cost of Anorexia to your heart. One of the first patients this young Doctor cared for during her residency training was a young woman in her forties. She was admitted to the intensive care unit because her heart, liver, and kidneys had failed. She was on a ventilator so they communicated by writing…

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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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Scleroderma And The Damage To Your Heart

  If you’ve been diagnosed as having Scleroderma, some information about its effects on your heart may be helpful for prevention and management. First, a little background: The name Scleroderma refers to a group of rare diseases which result from an overproduction and accumulation of collagen. Collagen is a fibrous type of protein from which the connective tissues, including your…

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Inflammation And The Aging Process

Researchers and students of these things are spending more and more time these days focusing on the process of inflammation and the aging process. Inflammation is a normal biological process which has already been linked to various health issues, including obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease. Now, researchers are taking another step.   The National Institute of Health defines inflammation…

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Restless Legs Syndrome And Heart-Related Deaths

A brand new study shows the sleep and sensorimotor (nerves and their actions) disorder called Restless Legs Syndrome, may endanger and raise the risk of heart-related death, particularly among older women. Five to fifteen percent of the U.S. population is living with this lifelong condition which has no cure. and it primarily affects women and elderly adults more than the…

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Heart Health Paves The Way For Brain Health As We Age – New Study

You’ve probably figured out by now that our brains kind-of sort-of don’t work as well as we age. The good news for some, however, comes from a recently published study indicating that heart health paves the way for brain health as we age. You know that just like with the rest of your body, advancing years can take a toll…

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