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Preventing Heart Disease

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How to Prevent a Blood Clot

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While older men and women are most at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), younger women may also be vulnerable, especially during their childbearing years. Here’s how you can protect yourself.   View slideshow

Your Diet Can Stave Off Heart Disease

A good diet is always important for health, but the stakes are especially high for people with heart disease. Food can either help protect the heart or provide fuel for a heart attack. exercises for your ticker.
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A good diet is always important for health, but the stakes are especially high for people with heart disease. Food can either help protect the heart or provide fuel for a heart attack...  Read More

How Much Exercise Do You Need to Prevent Heart Disease?

A few extra pounds may be OK
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The old thought was that vigorous exercise could be dangerous to people at risk for heart disease. Emerging evidence suggests that the more vigorous the workout, the more value to your heart—though short, 15-minute spurts of exercise may be as beneficial as one marathon session...  Read More

Learn to Manage Stress and Decrease Your Risk of Heart Disease

Changing your response to stress with techniques like yoga might prevent a heart attack
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The cardiologist in urgent care at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., was puzzled. Sandy Levin had had a heart attack, yet she didn't show any of the classic risk factors. "I looked like the perfect picture of health," she said. "But I was under excessive stress, and that's what did it..."  Read More

How to Slash Your Heart Disease Risk by 83%

Eating right, exercising, not smoking, and reducing stress could help you live longer
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Your genes don't ordain heart disease. Researchers are learning more about the lifestyle factors that predict heart health, and these are in your hands. A Harvard study of nearly 85,000 women identified these five healthy habits...  Read More

Lose Weight to Prevent Heart Disease

This man changed his eating and exercise habits to escape his family history of heart disease
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John Hale's grandfather died at age 43 of a heart attack. Three of his mother's seven brothers and sisters also died from heart disease. In January 2004, after yet another uncle died from heart problems, it dawned on him that he could be next in line...  Read More

MY STORY

A Heart-Healthy Diet and Medication Cut His Heart Disease Risk

Paul Tasner wasn't able to lower his cholesterol with diet and exercise, so his doctor urged him to try medication. He's glad he did
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A few years ago, I changed primary care physicians. The new doctor requested a series of lab tests, including a cholesterol panel. We learned my total cholesterol was as high as 298! My doctor told me that I was at risk for heart disease. Not lowering it could lead to heart attack, death, and other bad stuff...  Read More

Video: Perspectives on Preventing Heart Disease

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