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How Your Childhood Could Affect Your Heart Health
You may have more to thank your parents for than just your height and eye color. The way they raised you might affect your heart health as an adult.
6 Ways to Save Your Heart Health
Pumping iron to stay strong may keep your heart pumping, too. Healthy lifestyle practices may prevent the majority of heart attacks in younger women.
Who Is Protected From Obesity Problems?
Obesity and metabolic problems may not always go hand-in-hand. Some obese people may not develop the metabolic changes that are often tied to obesity.
Frequent Blood Pressure Checks May Trump Doctor Test
Having high blood pressure in a test at the doctor's office may not mean you have it all the time. Monitoring blood pressure outside the doctor's office, however, may lead to more accurate results.
Treating Mild High Blood Pressure Could Save Lives
Diet and exercise are key to controlling mild high blood pressure. But a new review suggests that another method of blood pressure control could also potentially save lives.
Get Moving for Better Health
Keep on moving — or start, if you haven't already. Even a little exercise may keep your blood pressure and blood sugar at normal levels.
Fitness Now for Good Blood Pressure Later
Being fit may make you look and feel great — and it could ward off future health risks like high blood pressure.
New Treatment Helped More Patients Ditch Nicotine
If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight addiction to nicotine with another chemical?
Diet May Trump Glycemic Index
Lowering your risk for health problems like diabetes and heart disease through diet may be simpler than once thought. Patients may need to simply focus on eating healthy, natural foods in general, rather than worrying about how healthy foods affect factors like blood sugar.
Age at First Period May Predict Heart Risk
Women who had their first period earlier or later than average may want to keep a close eye on their heart health and take action to lower their heart disease risk.