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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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Children and Cholesterol

Are kids at risk? Controlling cholesterol begins in childhood. Evidence shows atherosclerosis (fatty deposits of plaque in artery walls) begins in childhood and progresses slowly into adulthood. Then the condition often leads to coronary heart disease (CHD), the single largest cause of death in the United States...

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Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Have high blood pressure? Then you have a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease. Have high cholesterol too? The risk is higher. One in three Americans has high blood pressure, (HBP) putting them at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). If other conditions, such as elevated cholesterol are also pres...

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Cholesterol Screening: Why it is Important to Have a Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol builds up silently, slowly choking off blood supply to your heart and brain. Get your cholesterol checked. You see TV commercials, ads in magazines, and pamphlets lining your doctor's office walls - all touting the dangers of high cholesterol. But you feel healthy, and have never worried about your cholesterol or heart...

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Combating Cholesterol: Fight it With Food

Adding certain foods to your diet may actually help to lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk for heart disease. You know the rules. Eat less red meat, cheese and butter. Limit fried foods. Avoid trans fats. With so many thing...

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Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Americans overall have better control of their Cholesterol, but we’re not out of the woods. It’s no secret that the United States could stand to collectively shed a few pounds. More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. But a few months ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

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