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How long cholesterol is elevated – even if only mildly elevated –affects the risk of heart attack.
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Insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep have a greater risk of hypertension.
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Cardiovascular disease survivors and their loved ones gathered at the Faces of Heart Fest event to celebrate. The American Heart Association is Why. Life is Why.
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An aspirin a day benefits some, but not all, in preventing heart attacks and strokes.
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New Orleans set
to go smoke-free
New Orleans passed an ordinance Thursday that will clear the air by prohibiting smoking in most indoor public places, including bars, restaurants and casinos.
Read more about New Orleans' smoke-free ordinance
Active, fit and 23, nursing assistant Nicky Leto had every reason to dismiss her headache and weakness. Once they worsened, she learned strokes aren't limited to the elderly. “I just want everybody to know that age doesn’t discriminate against anyone having a stroke."
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