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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

  • 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 [...]

  • Preemies May Have Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Even as Adults

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report. Doctors have previously suspected that babies born earlier than 37 weeks’ gestation have a raised risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary [...]

  • Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment, [...]

  • Scientists Discover New Way to Make Human Platelets

    MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report they have discovered a new way to make fully functional human platelets, which are the blood cells that form clots. Using human stem cells and a device called a bioreactor, which mimics the body’s natural way of producing blood cells but on a larger scale, the researchers [...]

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