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  • 6 Tips from Doctors for a Healthier Heart

    StatePoint February is American Heart Month, and an excellent reminder that there are many easy steps you can take to improve your heart health. Unfortunately, nearly half of all U.S. adults are living with high blood pressure, putting them at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according...
  • What You Need to Know About Cholesterol

    NAPS New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association emphasize a personalized approach to preventing and treating high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. What Cholesterol Is Cholesterol is a waxy substance that your body makes to build cells. Too much can pose a problem. Extra cholesterol comes from foods including...
  • 5 podcasts to capture your heart, tickle your funny bone

    BPT According to Podcast Insights, 73 million Americans listen to podcasts regularly, seven per week on average. You can find a podcast about virtually any subject that strikes your fancy, so if you’re looking for a new show to engage and delight you, there is no shortage of fun,...
  • Keep Exercising, Watch Your Heart Over the Holidays

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service ARLINGTON, Va. — Research from the American Heart Association says cardiac mortality is highest during December and January. Doctors point to holiday stress and lack of exercise as contributing factors. And the researchers said people may delay seeking treatment when they’re busy with friends and family....
  • A Heart Disease Risk Even Your Doctor May Not Know About

    NAPSI If you’re like most people, you’re familiar with LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein), particles in the blood that carry what is often referred to as “bad” and “good” cholesterol. There is, however, another lipoprotein particle you should be aware of: lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a), which...

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