Tag: heart attack

Keeping Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

Pressure to buy gifts, opportunities to overeat and drink too much and expectations to socialize with family and friends are...

December 12, 2018

Roundup: Daily Aspirin Debate, STDs Skyrocket and...

Aspirin Therapy Questionable for Those Not at Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke Aspirin therapy — which refers to taking a...

August 31, 2018

Heart Health: Calcium Scoring Test Detects Heart...

Eating healthy, exercising and not smoking are lifestyle factors long associated with preventing heart disease. Newer evidence, like the recent...

July 26, 2018

Flu Causing Heart Attack in Some Patients

Despite a difficult season, most people experiencing this year’s flu – body aches, cough, sore throat and congestion – feel...

February 15, 2018

Your Calcium Score; Your Heart Health

If you could peek into your future and see what your heart health may look like in five to 10...

February 1, 2018

Roundup: Heart Patients Who Stop Daily Aspirin...

It’s a well-known and broadly prescribed treatment for many patients who’ve had a heart attack or stroke: Take a low-dose...

September 29, 2017

Roundup: Shingles Tied to Heart Attack and...

Beyond the pain, itchiness and red splotches are other dangerous effects of shingles. People who get shingles are at higher...

July 7, 2017

Statin Guidelines Demystified

For nearly 30 years, cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, have been available to reduce the risk of heart attacks in...

June 8, 2017

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