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Magic Pill for Heart Health? Cut 300 Calories a Day
A new study found that consuming just 300 fewer calories each day can help protect your heart. And it’s not just about losing weight (although shedding a few pounds could be an added bonus).

Leg Pain: Arthritis or Peripheral Artery Disease?
If you suffer from leg pain while walking, you may blame arthritis. But if the problem is peripheral artery disease (PAD), it can have serious consequences.

Ladies: Take Care of Your Heart at Every Age
Younger women in the U.S. are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate today compared with 20 years ago.

When the Weather Heats Up, Stay Cool for Your Heart
Summer heat can be a problem when you have heart failure. Heart failure puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke.

Strategies for Heading Off Heart Attacks
What can you do to lower your chances of having a heart attack? Take charge of risk factors. Here’s how.

It’s Personal: New Guidelines Recommend Customizing Cholesterol Treatment Plans
Keeping an eye on your cholesterol numbers is crucial for taking key steps, if needed, to lower your cholesterol level and protect your ticker.

Drink to Your Heart Health
Staying hydrated makes it easier for your heart to pump blood throughout your body. When your fluid levels dip too low, your heart has to work overtime.

It’s Never Too Late to Protect Your Heart
Here are some tips: Eat seafood 4 times a week. Stick to a regular sleep schedule. Cultivate your mental well-being.

Early Obesity Can Change Heart Structure
For overweight or obese teens and 20-somethings, those extra pounds may already be contributing to future heart problems.

Good News: A Positive Outlook May Bolster Heart Health
In general, people with a positive outlook tended to have lower blood pressure levels and healthier cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Binge Drinking May Spell Heart Trouble for Young Adults
Young adults who regularly engage in binge drinking may be putting their heart health at risk. Binge drinking is having 5 or more drinks in a row for men and 4 or more drinks in a row for women.

Do You Know the Different Heart Attack Symptoms in Men and Women?
You might think you know what a heart attack looks like—you clutch your chest in pain and fall to the ground. But heart attacks don’t always stick to this script—especially in women.
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