Tag: heart attack

Shingles may boost risk of cardiovascular event

According to a new study, coming down with shingles could make it more likely you'll suffer a heart attack or stroke. But don't sign up for the shingles vaccine just yet! Here's why.

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Dark chocolate reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation saddles you with irregular heartbeat and increased stroke risk. But a new study shows there's something that reduces the risk of a-fib by up to 23 per cent – and you’re going [...]

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Resveratrol reduces some diabetes complications

Stiff arteries are a common and deadly complication of diabetes. But you can protect your blood vessels from diabetic damage with resveratrol, an antioxidant in red wine, that may reduce artery [...]

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Omega-3 fatty acids shield your heart

Regardless of what you may hear from the American Heart Association, you should supplement with omega-3s both if you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease AND if you’re trying to prevent it!

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Exercise is essential for heart attack recovery

Physical activity is a good preventative measure against heart attack. It’s also good for recovery if you’ve already survived a heart attack. But according to a recent study, most heart attack [...]

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Relieve heartburn without getting a stomach infection

Some popular heartburn meds – both PPIs and H2 blockers – have been found to damage the bacterial balance in your stomach, lowering your defenses against stomach infections. Here’s how to stay [...]

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Shoveling increases heart attack risk

If you live in a colder climate, winter weather can be brutal. But in dealing with the snow, seniors in particular face an increased risk of having a heart attack.

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Pepsi gets it wrong with artificial sweetener swap

Earlier this year, Pepsi made a big move by changing the artificial sweetener in its Diet Pepsi to sucralose in the wake of health concerns over aspartame. But when its die-hard diet soda [...]

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Diets rich in omega 3 reduce heart attack deaths

Study found that those who eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids – found in fish like salmon and mackerel – reduced their chances of dying from a heart attack by 10 per cent.

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It’s time to reeducate doctors on testosterone

Doctors are still skittish about prescribing testosterone therapy, even though research has proven it can help prevent heart disease.

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