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Your Physical Fitness In Middle Age

Your physical fitness in middle age can be a powerful protector against the energy drop that sometimes comes with aging, joint deterioration, heart conditions, and more. In fact, staying fit during the midlife years is one of the most powerful ways to prevent chronic illness, according to the latest study done at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Cooper Institute….

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The Heart Condition Known As POTS

After years of research, we’re finally able to provide some answers to people living with the heart condition known as POTS. The letters stand for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.   Characterized by fatigue and dizziness, light-headedness (or a feeling of a heart or digestive problem when standing), women are more susceptible than men, and it tends to occur in younger, pre-menopausal…

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10 Fast and Fun Facts About The Human Heart

Everything about the heart and how it works is interesting, but here are 10 fast and fun facts about the human heart you may not know or may need to understand better. 1. Your beautiful heart is constantly at work pumping about 2,000 gallons a day of essential, oxygen-laden blood, rich in nutrients, to your body’s organs. And this goes on…

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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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