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What If That Headache Is A Stroke Instead?

Many health conditions can trigger a headache, but what if that headache is a stroke instead? How could you know? Could your headache be a sign of a stroke, or something else? One of my patients had a history of allergies and sinus headaches, but one morning she woke up with pain in her face as well.  She blamed it on her…

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When A Headache Is More Than A Headache

Would you be able to recognize when a headache is more than a headache? Many people cannot. Unfortunately, some headaches can be a warning sign of serious health issues. You know, we all get them now and then, and most of the time relief comes from a simple over-the-counter pill. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or…

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The Difference Between A Sign And A Symptom of Heart Disease

In real life, most people look for “symptoms” while overlooking the “signs” of heart disease.  But doctors, if we get a chance to examine you, seriously look for the signs. They give us a “sneak preview” of the symptoms yet to come. For your health and safety, here is the difference between a sign and a symptom of heart disease. First,…

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Top 10 Questions About High Cholesterol From My In-Box

Lots of questions coming in lately about high cholesterol, and there’s plenty of misinformation out there…So, take a look at the top 10 questions about high cholesterol from my inbox and learn what it really does to your body, and what that means for your future health. You may have inherited high cholesterol, but you won’t know unless you’re tested. A…

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Diet Tips to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis

Certain food and drink choices lower the risks of Blood Clots. Take these diet tips to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis to heart…literally. Because we all have blood pumping through our veins, everyone is at some risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots form in veins deep inside the body. The bad news is that DVT can lead…

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The Dangers Of Deep Vein Thrombosis

It’s no secret that DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a high risk of several heart-related conditions. But the risks don’t stop there. The dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis, which is a blood clot in a vein, deep in the body, hide within other health conditions as well. Clots that break away and travel from the lower leg or thigh (where they most often form) to…

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This Is What Happens When Your Left Atrium Is Enlarged

Several heart conditions can cause the left atrium to swell up, including atrial fibrillation and heart failure. When this happens, it is called left atrial enlargement. But then what? Take a look at what happens when your left atrium is enlarged. As you know, the left atrium is one of four chambers in the heart and is located on the…

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