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Heart attack: What it is and why does it happen?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Over the course of a year, approximately 790,000 Americans have a heart attack, and of these cases 580,000 are a…

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What is a heart monitor?

If you have experienced any sort of heart attack symptoms, like chest pain or shortness of breath, if you’ve had a stroke, or if you suffer from suspected heart problems or…

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AF or AFib, is one of the most prevalent heart rhythm disorders today. According to a 2014 Journal of the American College of Cardiology study,…

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Heart disease: A news roundup on how women experience heart disease differently

Women are more likely to die from heart disease than men. [1] This month is Heart Health Awareness month and already there have been a myriad articles published on the subject.…

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Heart disease and stroke are linked to stress

Researchers have recently found a link between the amygdala and heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease (CVD). The amygdalae, or the “fear center” in the brain,…

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BMI fallacy proves that diabetes isn’t just a disease of excess

The video entitled, "The New Face of Diabetes" presents the growing diabetes pandemic in India. Of the 1.3 billion people living in India, over 66 million have Type 2 diabetes and…

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Addiction is a chronic disease, not a moral failing

There are 27 million Americans that suffer from addiction to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Only 1 in 10 receives help, and the cost of addiction in America is upwards of $440…

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Wearable ECGs could reduce sudden cardiac arrest

When a young person dies during a sporting event, we can’t believe it. When we hear of marathon runners dropping dead from heart attacks, we’re stunned. Being physically fit…

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Prediabetic? A review of the CDC’s prediabetes questionnaire

The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website, doihaveprediabetes.org, is an online risk test that is part of the CDC’s 2016 campaign against diabetes. [1] It presents facts…

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Recent research finds: Obesity has no “universal cure”

A recent New York Times article discusses the research of Dr. Frank Sacks who has found that there is no single diet or cure for obesity. Obesity, like cancer, is not a single…

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Life expectancy decreased in the United States, 2015

86,212 more people died in the Unites States in 2015 than in 2014, an increase of 0.1/year. This means that life expectancy for Americans aged 25 to 85 is getting shorter by about…

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GenExers and millenials at greater risk of stroke

The latest cardiology research holds bad news for millennials and, if preventative measures aren't taken, for generations to come. The good news: research unveils that baby…