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Don’t Let Inflammatory Bowel Disease Restrict Your Activities

Severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stools: These are just three of many manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Although these symptoms can be uncomfortable and disruptive, most people are able to keep their disease in check. In fact, chances are good that you know someone with IBD, but you don’t know

Editor’s Note: The Heart of the Matter

It’s long been known that women have gotten short shrift in terms of being screened for heart disease. Women who present to emergency rooms, as well as to their physicians’ offices, tend to be less aggressively tested and treated for heart disease than men. Women get fewer stress tests, coronary

Know How to Respond to These Heart Attack Symptoms

Know How to Respond to These Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attack symptoms can range from the obvious—sudden chest pain—to much more vague signs, such as back pain or a sense that something just isn’t right. So it’s important that you not only know what the list of heart attack symptoms includes, but how to react if those signs appear.
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Recognize and Respond to Signs of a Heart Attack

You may believe that men need to be more concerned about heart attacks than women, but a woman’s risk for heart disease and cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, increases significantly once she reaches her postmenopausal years. It is especially important for women to heed warning signs, since women

7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms

Mild Heart Attack Symptoms: What Do They Mean?

Mild Heart Attack Symptoms: What Do They Mean?

What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?

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The Skinny on Fats

Dietary recommendations regarding fat consumption are by no means a settled matter. Scientists are still debating this complex topic, and some may disagree on how much fat and which types of fat are most likely to ensure a healthy heart and brain. Instead of trying to untangle the latest research,

Who Cares for Your Heart?

Primary care physicians can help you with basic heart-health needs such as managing high blood pressure medications, providing recommendations about heart- smart foods and suggesting appropriate exercise options. But when your heart requires more attention than your primary care physician can provide, you may be referred to a heart specialist.

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Eating Fruit is Good for the Heart

Eating fresh fruit regularly may help prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Chinese researchers. Data were collected for over seven years on more than 500,000 Chinese adults, aged 30 to 79, who had no history of heart disease. Fewer than one in five of the participants ate fruit daily.

Ask the Doctor: Ginkgo Biloba; Heart Problems & Dementia; Social Phobia

Q: I am a healthy male, 63. My friend says I should take ginkgo biloba because it improves memory and prevents dementia. Should I consider taking the supplement?

A: Some studies have suggested that ginkgo biloba might improve memory and cognitive problems somewhat in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or vascular dementia, possibly

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