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Preventing the flu when you have heart disease

People who have heart disease are especially vulnerable to complications from the flu. When you get the flu (influenza), you feel achy, stuffy and feverish. You’re thinking about your head, your sinuses and your sore throat—but what about your heart? The connection between this respiratory illness and your cardiovascular system may not be immediately obvious. […]

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Want to live longer? Bike to work

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4c76fdbe-532d-4069-b941-8bea8989b9ca#.WsKA3NTwbRZ Extending your life might be as simple as changing your commute. A new study found that both walking and biking to work have health benefits. However, cycling can lead to dramatic decreases in cancer, heart disease and early death.    

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Stress and your Heart

Original source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/stress-and-your-heart The real connection between stress and heart disease, and what to do if you’re under too much pressure. You’re stuck in traffic, late to an important appointment. Your breath quickens. Your heart races. Your muscles tense. As your anxiety builds, you might even feel like you’re on the verge of having a heart […]

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