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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

  • Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers warn. These over-the-counter painkillers — called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — include such [...]

  • Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies

    SATURDAY, April 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — More than 1.2 million American children under the age of 6 swallow or come into contact with poisonous substances each year. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers advice on preventing and treating poisonings. Medicines, pesticides, cleaning products, furniture polish, antifreeze, windshield-wiper fluid, gasoline, kerosene and lamp oil are among the [...]

  • Rare, But Serious, Side Effect Reported With One MS Drug

    By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, [...]

  • Aspirin May Not Protect the Heart After Non-Cardiac Surgeries

    Giving aspirin to patients around the time of surgery may do them more harm than good, a large new study finds.

  • Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study

    THURSDAY, March 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Every 15-minute delay in receiving a clot-busting drug means stroke survivors will have about one month less of a disability-free life, while every minute sooner that they receive the drug translates into more than one extra day of healthy life. That’s the finding of a study that examined the [...]

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