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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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Healthy Steps to Follow Before You “FEAST”

Dr. Crandall: Holiday Health Tips Lose that Excess Weight. Too muchbelly fat, in particular, is toxic, and actually can result in diabetes. However, a loss of just 10 pounds will help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. But for best r...

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Nonalcoholic Wine Lowers Blood Pressure

One of the dangers of drinking alcohol is that it can raise blood pressure. But a new study shows that wine lovers may be able to imbibe, as long as their beverage of choice is nonalcoholic. This new study, which was published in the journal Ci...

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Could Election Day Really Affect Your Health?

Tomorrow’s Election Day not only brings with it the opportunity to cast your ballot, but also health risks that range from traffic accidents to an increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, says top cardiologist Dr. Chauncey Crandall. How...

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Beware of Post-Hurricane Heart Attack Risk

Victims of “superstorm” Sandy are at a huge increased risk for a heart attack or stroke in the wake of disaster, says a top Palm Beach cardiologist. However, there are precautions those affected by the hurricane can take to safeguard the...

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Vitamin C Supplements Lower Blood pressure

Dr. Crandall shares with us a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which has provided further evidence linking vitamin C intake to lower blood pressure. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medici...

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