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Is Stress Really Higher on Mondays?

Transitioning from the weekend back to the work routine on Monday morning can be stressful. In fact, it could even be deadly.

A study at Tokyo Women’s Medical University fitted 175 men and women ...

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Spice May Stop Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease, and researchers are finding that curcumin, the main substance in the Indian spice turmeric, may help prevent it.

Studies have shown that turmeric has healthy properties, including helping to...

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High Cholesterol? Check Your Thyroid, Too…

Today’s tip concerns your thyroid – and its relationship to heart disease.

Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around the front of your windpipe. It is your body’s “gas pedal,” controlling your rate of ...

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Antioxidants for Heart Health

Every day, our bodies go through a normal process called “oxidation,” which is simply what happens when oxygen comes in contact with another substance — in this case, the body’s living tissue.

But while this process is necessary and ...

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Vitamin Enriched Waters: Food Scam?

When your reach for a bottle of vitamin-enriched water, you may think you’re making a healthy choice, but beware – you’re falling for a food scam, warns renowned heart physician and cardiologist Dr. Chauncey Crandall.

“The problem is...

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Stress Free Christmas = Happy Heart

Stress is the body’s instinctive response to the perception of a threat. It also is a risk factor for heart disease. When we sense danger, our adrenal glands spring into action, and release a flood of hormones, including adrenalin and cortiso...

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Do You Need That Beta Blocker?

Beta blockers are one of the world’s most prescribed cardiac drugs. They blunt the effect of adrenaline, lowering the heart rate and easing the heart’s workload, Dr. Chauncey Crandall explains. They were once thought to prevent heart attack...

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Bad Economy Puts Stress on Hearts

Being laid off or fired not only wrecks your finances, but can cause a heart attack as well, a top doctor says.

“Because of all this unemployment, I’ve seen a dramatic increase in cardiac patients. People who have lost their jobs are fri...

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7 “Super” Foods for Your Heart

Dr. Crandall’s 7 Super Foods for Your Heart:

Blueberries Stand Out From the Bunch. Blueberries are loaded with minerals, including manganese, which plays an important part in bone development and helps to convert protein, carbohydrates and...

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