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What You Need to Know About Heart Failure

Some 6.5 million Americans are living with heart failure, and nearly a million new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite its prevalence, heart failure symptoms are largely under-recognized, in part…

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How to Contact Your Local Representative to Request an AED

On today’s show, Bob Harper described how he almost lost his life when he suffered a massive heart attack at his local gym this past February. Luckily, two doctors were there…

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Should You Eat a Low-Sodium Diet?

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I know how heart disease can affect an individual and his or her loved ones. That’s why I’m a strong advocate when it comes to preventing…

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Red Steps Challenge: A Campaign to Prevent Heart Failure

Editor’s note: This post was written by Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA. Dr. Yancy is a past president of the American Heart Association, and is a…

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Deciding When to Seek Help for Your Heart

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I see people all the time with heart issues. Often I see people after having had a heart attack, but I also sometimes see them before….

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Deciding When to Seek Help for Your Heart

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I see people all the time with heart issues. Often I see people after having had a heart attack, but I also sometimes see them before….

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Slow Medicine for Heart Health

In the case of most illnesses, we have the opportunity to respond conventionally and/or holistically, so as to resolve the root problem and return to balance. In the case of…

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How Taking Care of the Mind Takes Care of Your Heart

If you’re a regular watcher of the show, you probably know that I’m pretty serious about yoga and meditation. It wasn’t always like that. I loved college and med school,…

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American Heart Association Emphasizes Dangers of Heart Attacks in Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both women and men in the U.S., but women are often left out of conversations about heart health. Heart disease and…

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High-Rise Living May Make Emergency Help a Challenge

If you live in a city, chances are good that you own or rent an apartment and while you might have picked the place for it’s great location or view…

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