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Sponsored by: AstraZeneca To paraphrase the author John Green, I learned about ovarian cancer the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. My mother was 62 years old when she was ...

Mary Kyle commented on Liz Paley's post Why I Advocate For BRCA Testing After Losing My Mother to Ovarian Cancer

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All Photos Courtesy of Mary KyleSpend a little while with Mary Kyle and you'll quickly become aware that she has been a powerhouse for some time."Even though I worked full time as a project ...

Mary Kyle commented on Jody Smith's post One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer

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All Photos Courtesy of Mary KyleSpend a little while with Mary Kyle and you'll quickly become aware that she has been a powerhouse for some time."Even though I worked full time as a project ...

Mary Kyle commented on Jody Smith's post One Life, Two Illnesses: A Story of Multiple Sclerosis and Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems as if pink ribbons are the fashion of the day and no matter where you go or what you do, you’re sure to find pink ribbons prominently displayed. ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post A Personal Perspective on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems as if pink ribbons are the fashion of the day and no matter where you go or what you do, you’re sure to find pink ribbons prominently displayed. ...

A Personal Perspective on Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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It’s fall and unless you live in a bubble it’s hard to miss the plethora of advertisements urging us to get our annual flu shot. Since flu season typically peaks in the January - February time ...

Flu Shots May Prevent Heart Attack

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The implantable cardioverter defibrillator, commonly referred to as an ICD, is a device used to treat ventricular arrhythmias. ICDs sense irregular heartbeats and deliver high or low-energy ...

First of Its Kind Defibrillator: S-ICD

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Normally, this time of the year is decorated with brilliant reds, yellows, oranges, and of course, that really gorgeous shade of gold that simply says fall has arrived. This month, you may ...

Breast Cancer Drugs and Heart Failure

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Now that summer is officially over and the morning air has the crispness that can only signal the arrival of fall, outdoor lovers may be breathing a sigh of relief. It’s certainly no secret ...

Risk of Cardiovascular Death May Increase in Extreme Temperatures

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High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition which affects approximately 68 million adults in the United States alone. Since this equates to about one-third of the adult ...

Resistant Hypertension and Insomnia

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While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, it’s also a condition which can be very preventable. It’s generally accepted that people at risk for heart disease can ...

Does Omega-3 Really Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease?

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Do you have a difficult Type A boss? Are you overly stressed at work? Experiencing burnout on the job from too many long hours, trying to make deadlines that even Superman or Wonder Woman ...

Does Your Job Raise Your Risk for Heart Attack?

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Mary Kyle commented on Lynette Summerill's post What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Commonly known as AF or AFib, atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia affecting more than 2.5 million adults in the United States alone, and 4.5 million people in the ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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Did you know that approximately 60 percent of all adult Americans are impacted by hypertension or high blood pressure? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ...

Stress Linked to Excess Salt Retention

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Commonly known as AF or AFib, atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia affecting more than 2.5 million adults in the United States alone, and 4.5 million people in the ...

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

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For heart patients, post-operative depression can become a most unwelcome complication of heart surgery. Approximately 20 percent, or 1 in 5, of all heart patients fall victim to depression ...

Post-Operative Depression in Heart Patients

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It may only come in at Number Four, but stroke still remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Stroke, along with cardiovascular disease, accounts for more than 800,000 ...

Geography May Be a Factor When it Comes to Stroke

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One of the things we often overlook when it comes to heart disease is how our culture -- both familial, work, regional, and even national culture -- may influence our propensity for heart disease. ...

How Does Your Culture Influence Your Risk for Heart Disease?

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If we are honest with ourselves, most of us consider conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke something that only older people need to worry about -- that is, people older ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease in Adolescence

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If we are honest with ourselves, most of us consider conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke something that only older people need to worry about -- that is, people older ...

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The decision to have surgery is something that most of us don’t take lightly. Even relatively minor or common surgeries may be emotionally stressful. Unfortunately, sometimes the surgery you ...

What is Heart Valve Surgery? When is it Necessary?

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Most of us know that prenatal care is essential to the health and well-being of both mother and baby. After the initial excitement of seeing that little blue “yes” on the pregnancy test, a ...

Organic Solvents Linked to Heart Defects

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If we are honest with ourselves, most of us consider conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke something that only older people need to worry about -- that is, people older ...

Prevent High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease in Adolescence

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There is no doubt that women today are under more stress than ever. One of the “gifts” left to us by the women’s liberation movement is that we not only get to fry-the-bacon-up-in-a-pan at night, ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post A Woman’s Heart, Anxiety vs. Heart Attack

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Heart disease is one of the more interesting conditions of our generation simply because there are many actions we can take proactively to help prevent heart disease from developing, or if we have ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post Heart Healthy Benefits of Yoga

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Heart disease is one of the more interesting conditions of our generation simply because there are many actions we can take proactively to help prevent heart disease from developing, or if we have ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post Heart Healthy Benefits of Yoga

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While the summer of 2012 may not quite break the record heat waves set in 2011, it still promises to be a H-O-T summer with much of the United States currently experiencing extreme heat. Not ...

Staying Heart Healthy in Extreme Heat

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If you’re at risk of heart attack or stroke, then chances are that at some point in time your physician may recommend daily aspirin therapy. Because aspirin thins the blood and prevents blood ...

Type 2 Diabetes? You May be Resistant To Aspirin Therapy

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Perhaps the only thing worse than spending the day in the emergency room is the follow-up care which is sometimes required. Heart patients, particularly those with suspected arrhythmias or ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post Zio Patch: New Ambulatory Heart Monitor

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Medical research must be one of the truly interesting, rewarding and intriguing fields to work in. Not only do you get to spend your days refining new innovations that will change the health ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post What If Damaged Hearts Could Heal Themselves?

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If you live in the United States, chances are that you’re familiar with media ads with models and superstars sporting a frothy white milk mustache asking the question “Got milk?” High in ...

Calcium Supplements May Not Be Good for the Heart

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Medical research must be one of the truly interesting, rewarding and intriguing fields to work in. Not only do you get to spend your days refining new innovations that will change the health ...

What If Damaged Hearts Could Heal Themselves?

There is still no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) but a lot has changed in the way it's treated. Advancements in medications, known as disease-modifying therapy, have shown to change, slow or ...

Mary Kyle commented on Lynette Summerill's post Weighing the Risks and Benefits of MS Medications

There is still no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) but a lot has changed in the way it's treated. Advancements in medications, known as disease-modifying therapy, have shown to change, slow or ...

Mary Kyle commented on Lynette Summerill's post Weighing the Risks and Benefits of MS Medications

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Perhaps the only thing worse than spending the day in the emergency room is the follow-up care which is sometimes required. Heart patients, particularly those with suspected arrhythmias or ...

Zio Patch: New Ambulatory Heart Monitor

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High blood pressure or hypertension is often called the silent killer because many people experience relatively few symptoms. While high blood pressure is a fairly common condition, often the ...

When High Blood Pressure Becomes a Crisis

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It’s long been accepted that a lack of exercise is one of the risk factors for both heart disease and stroke. Engaging in physical activity on a regular basis lowers total cholesterol levels, ...

Exercise Reduces Muscle Breakdown Caused by Heart Failure and Age

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Coming from a multi-ethnic family, I’ll never forget the day that one of my sisters asked me if her ethnicity made a difference in her risk factors for heart disease and stroke. As a health ...

Women and Stroke: The Role Ethnicity Plays

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What are little girls made of? Sugar, and spice, and everything nice! What are little boys made of? Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails! I always particularly liked this nursery ...

Women and Stroke: How Risk Factors Differ Between Men and Women

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It’s certainly no secret that if you suspect that you’re having a heart attack, the sooner treatment begins, the better. Untreated, heart attacks may cause serious permanent damage to the heart ...

Preventing and Treating Heart Attacks with Light

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It’s Friday night and after a very L-O-N-G week at work, you and a few girlfriends decide that it’s time for a GNO - Girl’s Night Out. You meet at the local pub and are just beginning to relax ...

Responding to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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Do you view the world through rose-colored glasses? Is your cup always half full? Is life so good that the only way it could be better is if you were a twin? If you’re one of those people who ...

Smile Your Way to a Healthy Heart

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One of the great things about living in our technology-packed generation is that no matter what the topic, information is ready available at our fingertips. All it takes is the click of a mouse. ...

It's All About the Heart: AHA Resources for Patients and Caregivers

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May is a glorious month! The weather is marvelous, spring is in full-bloom and the promise of summer is on the horizon. For many of us, May is the perfect time to take stock of our figure and ...

Become a Power Ambassador: Help End Stroke

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Have you ever noticed how members of the same family share certain physical characteristics, interests, abilities, and even similar gifts and talents? Physical characteristics can often be so ...

Stroke Risk Increased Among Siblings

I went through a relatively early menopause. By age 49, I had not only climbed the menopause mountain but was over the top and to the other side. The only problem was that menopause left me ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post How to Get Rid of Menopause Belly Fat

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If you have atrial fibrillation, or AFIB, then chances are your heart won’t be winning any prizes for efficiency. In fact, hearts with atrial fibrillation are notoriously inefficient. Imagine for ...

Mary Kyle commented on Mary Kyle's post Atrial Fibrillation: an Overview

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Every so often, research comes up with findings that make perfect sense and reinforce what we already know at the common-sense level. For example, every mother knows that a little rest and a nice ...

Giving Your Heart a Rest: Reversing Heart Failure Cell Damage

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When it comes to hot, spicy, pepper-filled food, one only has to look to the border states to discover culinary delights that are sure to tempt the taste buds of pepper lovers. Let’s face it. ...

Those Amazing Hot Peppers: Good for Your Heart?