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Rapid Response to Heart Attack Symptoms Can Save Your Life

Many women are far more concerned about breast cancer than heart disease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer.

“The average woman has a 47 percent chance of eventually dying of cardiovascular disease, which causes events including heart attacks and strokes,”

9. Coping with Chronic Health Conditions

If you are living with a chronic health condition, you may feel some of the information on diet and exercise presented in this book is not for you. The fact is, eating well and moving your body is good for nearly every condition, appropriately adapted, of course. This chapter will

News Briefs: Avoiding Frailty; Cardiac Rehab; Dementia Caregivers

Fruits and Vegetables May Help You Avoid Frailty
Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce your risk of developing frailty, a condition characterized by a loss of physical and mental strength that puts you at increased risk for illness, disability, and death. Researchers writing in Age &

SCAD Symptoms Are Like Those of a Heart Attack

SCAD Symptoms Are Like Those of a Heart Attack

While most heart conditions are of higher risk to older adults, a rare but especially sudden and severe heart problem is one that affects those in their 40s and 50s and even younger. It’s called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and it can cause a heart attack. This injury to

8. What’s in a Name? Heart-Healthy Diet Plans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans holds up three U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved models of healthy eating:

Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern

The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern is based on foods Americans typically consume: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein.
The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern is similar

9. Exercising With Chronic Health Conditions

The information on diet and exercise presented in this book is intended primarily for healthy individuals. While exercise is recommended as a way to improve many chronic health conditions, those same conditions and physical limitations can impact diet and exercise recommendations and exercise performance, and influence your choice of exercise

Q&A: Sleep; Congestive Heart Failure; Antidepressants

Q. How much sleep do I really need?  I’ve heard so many conflicting theories.
A. Some people need way more sleep than others, but most people need between seven and eight hours a night to function at their best during the day. However, it seems too few people get the right

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include these, among others:
Heart attack
High blood pressure
Coronary artery disease
Heart valve disease
Abnormal heart rhythms
Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathies)
Diabetes
There are two

Newsbriefs: Heart Attack Survivors; Dancing

Heart Attack Survivors Are Skipping Cardiac Rehab
Cardiac rehabilitation—comprising medically supervised education, counseling, and physical fitness training—is recommended after a heart attack. Yet many Americans who survive heart attacks don’t take part in cardiac rehabilitation afterwards, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers writing

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