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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib? Feature
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What Do You Know About Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib?

If you or someone you know has AFib, please take this survey so we can better understand how you manage your stroke risk.

2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart
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2 Healthy Diets Are Equally Good for Your Heart

Two eating plans—a vegetarian diet that includes eggs and dairy, and the Mediterranean diet—protect your heart equally, a new study shows.

Healthiest Nuts for Heart Health
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Healthiest Nuts for Heart Health

The heart health benefits of walnuts and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered.

Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?
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Could Coffee Perk Up Your Heart Health?

Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests.

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease
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Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle.

Don't Count on Healthy Foods to Blunt Salt's Harm
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Don't Count on Healthy Foods to Blunt Salt's Harm

An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests.

Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes
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Exercise Cuts Heart Risks, Regardless of Your Genes

Staying physically fit can help ward off heart trouble, even if your genetics put you at higher risk for clogged arteries, a new, large study suggests.

Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women
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Study Weighs Heart Danger of Antibiotics for Older Women

New research finds that, for women over 60, there's a link between long-term use of antibiotics and heightened odds for heart-linked death.

Can You Be Obese and Heart-Healthy?
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Can You Be Obese and Heart-Healthy?

A new study dismantles the "obesity paradox," which claims that being obese doesn't necessarily raise heart risk. The research finds that obesity does raise risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.

High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85
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High Cholesterol Tied to Better Brain Health in Those Over 85

Latest research suggests that high cholesterol is associated with a reduced risk of mental decline.

Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage
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Raised Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy Linked to Miscarriage

Young women with elevated blood pressure before pregnancy appear to have a greater risk of miscarriage, even if they haven't been diagnosed with full-blown high blood pressure, a new study suggests.

Smartwatch App Might Help Detect AFib
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Smartwatch App Might Help Detect AFib

Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm irregularity known as atrial fibrillation, new research suggests.

What Younger Women Need to Know About Heart Disease
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What Younger Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease used to be thought of as a man's issue, but women are unfortunately catching up.