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Understanding Heart Disease

Although it is preventable, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States and globally. It is also called coronary heart disease and includes various conditions that affect the heart. The most common form is atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty plaque develops in arteries, causing […]

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8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Yet, there are many simple lifestyle habits you can adopt to help reduce your risk of developing it. Here are eight steps to help prevent heart disease that are appropriate for all ages: Eat a wide variety of healthful […]

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Red Wine and Alcohol

Are there really health benefits from red wine or other alcohol? Red wine has received a lot of attention for its potential effects on heart health. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in red wine that may help prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce “bad” cholesterol (LDL), and prevent blood clots. […]