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Step-by-Step: Exercising With Heart Disease

Having coronary artery disease or another heart problem needn’t keep you from being fit. Find out why doctors advise exercise and learn the steps to working out safely. A monitored exercise program, such as cardiac rehab, is usually advised for someone who has severe heart disease, is recovering from a heart attack or has had heart surger...

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5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure

What you don’t know about high blood pressure could hurt you. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans,1 yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it. Uncontrolled raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the Un...

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The Top 10 Reasons Men Put Off Doctor Visits

Visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to keeping your heart healthy and your self healthy. Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? Here are 10 reasons why many men skip this important appointment. (And, more importantly, 10 ways to counter those reasons and get yourself or a perso...

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How the Body Mistakes Hunger for Thirst

Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will hel...

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New Reports Find Kids and Adults Love Their Soda and Sugary Drinks

Despite longstanding calls by health experts to put down the soda, Americans continue to enjoy their sugar-sweetened drinks. Nearly two-thirds of children in the United States reported consuming at least one soda or other sugary drink on any given day, according to new federal statistics released Thursday. More than 60 percent of all kids and tee...

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How Diabetes Affects Your Whole Body

Learn why controlling your blood sugar is so important to keeping your whole body healthy, from head to toe. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that requires constant care. If you do not manage your diabetes well, blood sugar can stay at unhealthy levels and can harm your body. There are two main types of diabetes. In both types, t...

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Should You Be Tested for Diabetes?

Nearly three out of 10 people who have diabetes don't even know they have the disease. Find out if you should get tested. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations in adults. Having diabetes raises your risk for heart disease, strok...

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A Mediterranean-Style Diet May Help Curb Diabetes

A healthy diet can help ward off type 2 diabetes. But following a Mediterranean diet may lower your risk for the disease even more. Eating habits can have a major effect on your risk for type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet may be especially good at reducing your chances of developing the disease. ...

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