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Heart Disease

Heart disease remains a leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of having—or dying from—a heart attack.

Heart Disease Journey

Journey to a Healthier Heart: Your First Step Begins Now

Whether you’re at risk for heart disease due to diabetes, a family history, excess weight, smoking, or high cholesterol, there are a lot of options and solutions available that can help you protect your heart.

Heart Disease News

  • Common Painkillers Tied to Blood Clot Risk, Study Suggests

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People who use painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — which include aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) — may be at increased risk for potentially deadly blood clots, a new study suggests. But the study only showed an association between use of the painkillers and higher clotting [...]

  • Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

    TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (blood clot in a lung), Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes [...]

  • Study: Rare Blood Type May Slightly Raise Dementia Risk

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds. People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three years, [...]

  • Study: Aspirin Might Work Instead of Warfarin for Deep Vein Clots

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin may offer an alternative for people who’ve had blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and can’t tolerate long-term use of blood thinners, according to Australian researchers. The condition, called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be life-threatening if clots break loose, travel to [...]

  • Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke?

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energetic thrusts and rotations sometimes used in neck manipulation may cause a small tear [...]

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