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Drinking Too Much Coconut Water Can Be Dangerous

Drinking Too Much Coconut Water Can Be Dangerous

Editor’s note: When used safely, coconut water can lower blood pressure and boost hydration. Learn more about the benefits of drinking coconut water of this article.

One of the best-known coconut water benefits, an uncommonly high amount of potassium, is also the main reason that drinking too much coconut water can

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac arrest is a sudden and frequently fatal event that occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, causing the heart to stop beating. Though it often comes on without any warning, sometimes a cardiac arrest symptom or two can tip you off that cardiac arrest is imminent. These symptoms may

Newsbriefs: Migraines; Heart Failure; Psychotherapy

Migraines May Result from Abnormal Blood Vessels.
Researchers have identified 38 genetic variants linked to migraine headaches, of which 28 are newly identified. Researchers found most of the genetic variants overlapped with genes linked to vascular disease, or were known to regulate the vascular system, which reinforces the theory that migraine

Protect Yourself and Others From Cardiac Arrest

More than 500,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in and out of hospital in the U.S., but only about 10 percent of people who suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital survive this sudden halt in heart function. One factor that makes a big difference in survival is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Do You Need an ICD?

Your heart relies on a series of coordinated electrical impulses to contract normally and pump blood to your body. A heart attack or other cardiac conditions may damage this electrical system, placing you at risk for life-threatening irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias).
When these electrical malfunctions occur, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)

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