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Heart health: What is a stress test?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8190e90a-a449-4f2e-ad9d-9ed217fa1528#.WnxZEVw-dBw This test can help show how well the heart is working. It may be used to diagnose a variety of heart problems or to help determine what sort of activity level is safe after a heart attack or heart surgery. How well does your heart stand up to hard work and exercise? A […]

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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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Heart-healthy holiday eating

You can be kind to your heart throughout the holidays. The holidays can be both heart-warming and heart-healthy. These suggestions from the American Heart Association can help you enjoy holiday treats without ignoring the health of your heart: Don’t deprive yourself. You’ll only sour yourself on the idea of healthful eating. Strive for moderation instead. Choose carefully: […]

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