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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that another heart-healthy benefit of dark chocolate is stroke prevention in women. Researchers found the women with the highest chocolate consumption were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence)…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately,…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…or heart muscle. To prevent a magnesium deficiency, you need 800 mg to 1,000 mg per day. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret for keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent and decreased stroke risk by 29 percent, compared to those who ate the least amount of chocolate. How Chocolate Reduces Risk of Coronary Artery Disease The researchers…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…“require” a statin drug. Heck, you don’t even need to have heart disease. Diabetes and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke are enough to “qualify” you for a lifetime of dependency on moderate-to-high doses of these expensive statin medications, which cost…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease or suffer a stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. So, what are doctors doing about this epidemic? They’re wearing out their prescription pads with…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…the many health benefits of fruits and vegetables. How Eating Fruits and Vegetables Benefits Your Health For example, want to decrease your risk of stroke by 26 percent? Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Want to lose weight? Focus on eating more fiber-rich vegetables. Want…

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More Men's Health Problems--Solved!

…over-the-counter antifungals contain an active ingredient such as miconazole, clotrimazole, or econazole, and some include hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Look for these products in health food or drug stores. You may also be interested in: Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

…or call 800-488-1500. To locate an EECP provider in your area call 800-455-EECP (3327) or visit vasomedical.com. Now it’s your turn: What have you done to help protect your heart? You May Also Be Interested In: * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…(30 mg), and magnesium (500 mg). In addition, Ginkgo biloba (120-180 mg) helps improve circulation and prevent free radical damage. Now it’s your turn: What are you doing to prevent hearing loss? You may also be interested in: * A Sweet Cure from the Kitchen * Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke

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7 Summer Survival Tips

…can, however, hot weather may make air pollution even more dangerous. The pairing of these two elements has the potential to increase risk of stroke by about 50 percent! Your best bet is to stay indoors on hot days when air quality is poor. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip for weathering…

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4 Ways to Clean Up the Air in Your Home

…makes a real difference. For example, three years after public smoke-free laws were adopted in Florida, hospitalizations for heart attacks and stroke fell by 18 percent. You obviously have no control over the quality of air in public places, but here are four easy ways to clean up the air in your…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…didn’t stick. It all came to a head when she fell outside her home. Confused and disoriented, she was taken to the hospital. An MRI ruled out a stroke but did show some age-related changes in the brain. They were told that Anne had early dementia and she was prescribed a patch for mild to…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…against cardiovascular disease. And a recent study found that regular consumption of both green and black tea reduced risk of heart attack and stroke by 10–20 percent. But be careful when reaching for the bottled varieties. Some prepackaged teas may have the same health benefits of tea that…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…can damage your joints. COX-2 inhibitors have problems of their own. In addition to gastrointestinal distress, these drugs increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. In fact, one of these medications, Vioxx, was removed from the market after being linked to more than 50,000 fatalities. And…

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