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  • Many myths surround the use of vitamin supplements, so it’s important to understand the ways in which vitamins can support good health or cause potential harm. More …

  • Rowing is an effective full-body, non-impact exercise regime. Discover why new rowing studios and classes are popping up everywhere, and why many home exercisers are swapping their favorite equipment for a rowing machine. More …

  • If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), you have a higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, you can lower your blood pressure and your risk, even if hypertension runs in your family. The rise and fall of your blood pressure are More …

  • You already know that being overweight increases your risk for heart disease and other health issues. But current research shows that where you carry the extra weight is even more important than the numbers on the scale. More …

  • If losing weight and getting in shape are your goals for the new year, you are certainly not alone. But, don’t waste your time, energy and money on “magic” solutions that promise fast, easy results. Instead, commit yourself to the weight loss strategies that are proven to work. More …

  • Smoking raises blood pressure and heart rates, and can also cause chest pain, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke. But most of this damage is reversible. More …

  • There are often no symptoms or warning signs for vascular disease, which can be life-threatening. Painless, non-invasive ultrasound screenings of the veins and arteries can identify problems. More …

  • If you have an irregular heart rhythm, or your heart often beats too fast or too slowly, your doctor may recommend an artificial cardiac pacemaker. More …

  • Having your blood pressure taken during a medical visit only gives you the reading for that moment. But since your blood pressure generally fluctuates throughout the day, that single reading may not be accurate. More …

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Time is critical during a heart attack. The longer it takes to get treated, the more badly damaged the heart will be. Get to the hospital quickly by calling 9-1-1. Do not attempt to drive yourself.