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Antibiotics Hike Heart Risks

Azithromycin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics on the market. Most people know it by the name Z-Pak. It is also one of the antibiotics known to hike heart risks.

Z-Pak Heart Risks

Millions of people have taken Z-Pak, whic...

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Joining The 150 Club – Beat A Heart Attack

With a total cholesterol level of 128, I am proud to belong to the “150 Club.”

Although federal health guidelines consider a total cholesterol of under 200 “desirable,” that number really isn’t low enough.

A Total Cholesterol of...

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Heart Disease in Ancient Times

We often think of coronary artery disease as an ailment that reflects problems of our modern lifestyle. But thanks to coronary calcium scoring, we now know that this isn’t the case — at least not completely.

Heart Disease And Ancient Mum...

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Stress Hampers Women’s Recovery

We already know that younger women have a more difficult time recovering after a heart attack. A new study shows that stress may be a key reason.

Although 35,000 women under age 65 experience a heart attack each year in the United States, th...

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Exercise ‘As Effective As Medicine’

The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.

Physical activity rivalled some heart drugs and outperformed stroke ...

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Neil Armstrong’s Heart Disease Battle

The death of America’s most famous astronaut Neil Armstrong due to complications following quadruple heart bypass surgery might seem surprising, considering how routine this major operation has become.

But a top cardiologist warns that byp...

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