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Keep stress in check for a healthier heart

Chronic stress, whether it stems from juggling work and life responsibilities, relationship issues or another source, not only harms your mental well-being but can also cause physical changes that can increase your blood cholesterol and blood pressure, key risk factors for heart disease. Experiencing chronic stress can also lead to unhealthy coping behaviors that can […]

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Approaching menopause? Take care of your heart now.

Midlife is a crucial time for women to protect their hearts, a new study shows. It found that healthy habits during the transition to menopause may help keep arteries from clogging as you age. Changes that often occur after menopause—higher blood pressure and cholesterol—raise a women’s risk of heart attacks and stroke. But these findings […]

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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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Raising heart-healthy kids

The habits your children learn now could affect their heart health later in life. It’s never too late to adopt healthy habits to help protect your heart—and it’s never too early, either. “The risk factors [for heart disease] start to develop during childhood years,” says Geoffrey Rosenthal, MD, PhD, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) […]

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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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