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Energy Drinks and Your Heart’s Health

You might be wondering if energy drinks have a negative effect on your heart. Read on to see the relationship between energy drinks and your heart’s health. Energy Drinks have been on the rise over the past decade. About 30% of Americans ages 12 through 17 drink energy drinks daily! That’s almost 1/3 of America’s […]

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How to Treat Raynaud’s Disease and Live Better

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Raynaud’s disease, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon and Raynaud’s syndrome, limits blood circulation to certain areas of your body – usually the toes and fingers – and causes them to turn numb and cold. The disease tends to be more common among women and people who reside in cold climates. Raynaud’s disease won’t incapacitate most […]

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Heart Failure in Young Adults Increasing

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Recent rises of Heart Failure in young adults have doctors concerned. Heart Failure refers to the heart not pumping enough blood for the body’s needs. (Contrary to what people often think, it does not mean your heart has stopped beating.) It is the leading cause of hospitalization for people over 65, but now hospitals are […]

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How to Fix Poor Circulation

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Having good blood circulation is necessary for your body to get oxygen and nutrients to your cells and to remove waste. Poor circulation can lead to health problems – from a numbness or pain in the limbs to heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, there are many simple ways you can fix poor circulation. Causes Low […]

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

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There are so many heart disease risk factors it’s hard to keep them all straight. Some are beyond your control, like family history. Others are within your sphere of influence, lifestyle choices you can start making today. No matter what, it’s important to know what the factors are and what to keep a close watch on […]

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How to change your eating habits

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Changing our eating habits is hard. Once we’ve become used to our diet routine, we tend to stick with it – even if it’s unhealthy for us. “Over time, habits become automatic, learned behaviors, and these are stronger than new habits you are trying to incorporate into your life,” says John Foreyt, Ph.D., director of […]

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Intense Blood Pressure Treatment Can Prevent Memory Decline

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Are you worried about memory decline? There may be something you can do to help prevent it: lower your blood pressure.   In recent years, research has focused on the link between blood pressure and cognitive decline. These include memory loss, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, there is no standard treatment […]

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Aspirin for Heart Health, Should You Take It?

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For many years, has been used for headaches and minor pains. However, some people also use it to prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. According to new studies, however, the effectiveness of aspirin against cardiovascular disease may not be as great as we once thought. The American Heart Association and American College […]

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Can a blood test predict cardiovascular disease?

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Dr. Christie Ballantyne believes that “if the first time you find out that you’re at risk for heart failure is when you actually start getting short of breath and you end up in the hospital, you probably have advanced heart disease already, and it is going to be harder to treat than if that person […]

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How Nitric Oxide Works

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What is nitric oxide? We get that question a lot as people try to understand its role in heart health. There is more information about nitric oxide than ever before, but it’s tough to know what is what. We just wanted to share a little more about how nitric oxide works for your health. Essentially, […]

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