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When it comes to risk factors for heart disease, is your ethnic heritage really a risk factor in developing heart disease? Does race really matter? Are you at a greater risk for developing heart ...

Heartstrong commented on Mary Kyle's post Is Ethnicity a Factor in Heart Disease? Heart Disease in Hispanic Women

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An analysis of 52 studies and over 3 million participants by French researchers revealed short adults were 1 ½ times more likely to develop and ultimately die from heart disease than were tall ...

Are Height and Heart Disease Risk Related?

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So Valentine’s Day is here…… Did you get some chocolate? The chocolate we enjoy today is very different from the cocoa that was eaten more than 2,000 years ago. Cocoa was first used by the ...

Valentine’s Chocolate is Heart Healthy (in Moderation)

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High blood pressure or hypertension is called the silent killer because it can cause damage to your heart and blood vessels even though you may not have any symptoms. One out of three adults in ...

The Bottom Line on High Blood Pressure:

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The Holidays are a joyous time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. But they have also been found to increase the risk for heart problems. Heart related deaths and heart failure ...

Heartstrong commented on Heartstrong's post The Christmas Coronary - Holiday Heart Attack

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Doctors are more likely to diagnose an anxiety disorder in women who are stressed out when they are demonstrating signs of possible heart problems. Men are more likely to be diagnosed with heart ...

Anxiety and Chest Pain

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Women who experience hot flashes have been found to have higher blood pressures than those who don’t. Systolic blood pressures (top number) were found to be significantly higher in women who have ...

Do Hot Flashes Lead to High Blood Pressure?

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A New Year's Resolution only takes about 2 minutes to make but then you have a whole year to break it. This year why not make a REALISTIC healthy resolution you can keep. You may want ...

The 2 Minute New Year's Resolution

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The Holidays are a joyous time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. But they have also been found to increase the risk for heart problems. Heart related deaths and heart failure ...

The Christmas Coronary - Holiday Heart Attack

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Well, the Holidays are almost upon us and if you are anything like me…you are thinking about some of those delicious holiday treats and holiday gatherings with family and friends. Almost every ...

Healthy Holiday Tips

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We have all been stuck in traffic, some people experience traffic everyday. A new research study presented at the American Heart Association’s 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease ...

Can Rush Hour Traffic Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack?

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There is plenty of research to support the benefits of adding omega-3 fatty acids to our diets to improve heart health but what about omega-6 fatty acids? Recently there has been some debate about ...

Omega-6 Fatty Acids Helpful or Harmful?

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There are so many “diets” out there with promises of weight loss and improved heart health. It can become very confusing to decide which “diet” to follow. Below are some tips that re proven to ...

Heart Healthy Diet Tips

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Premenopausal women have a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. We believe this is due to protective effects of estrogen. After menopause a woman’s estrogen levels decrease and this can lead ...

Early Menopause Increases Stroke Risk

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Heart disease remains the number killer of women in the United States; and the rate of decline in heart disease has been less prevalent among women. Approximately one woman dies every minute ...

Heartstrong commented on Heartstrong's post Women And Heart Disease

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Heart disease remains the number killer of women in the United States; and the rate of decline in heart disease has been less prevalent among women. Approximately one woman dies every minute ...

Women And Heart Disease

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It’s a well known fact that when women go through menopause their risk for heart disease increases. The loss of estrogen postmenopause increases a woman’s risk for high blood pressure, increases ...

Menopause Transition Affects Heart Disease Progression