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How to Treat a Bee Sting

How to Treat a Bee Sting

You’re outside on a hot day, minding your own business as you rake around the shrubbery when, out of the blue, you feel the unmistakable jab of an angry bee’s stinger. If you’re lucky, it’s just one. Your first goal is to get the heck away from the scene of

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

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap. But if you’re at risk for any

Timely Treatment Can Prevent Complications from Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm, is estimated to affect as many as 6 million Americans, and there is evidence that it can be more dangerous for women than for men.

“Women can sometimes have more severe AFib symptoms if the condition is left untreated,” explains Joy Gelbman, MD, a

Ask the Experts: Grief; Grilled Meat; Red Yeast Rice

Q. Is the case that grief after loss can trigger a heart attack? My brother, who has a heart condition, was just bereaved and I’m concerned for his wellbeing.
A. Research does suggest that bereavement is a risk factor for increased mortality, particularly from cardiovascular disease. A 2014 study found that

Q&A: Chronic Stress; Pulmonary Embolism

Q. What are the signs of chronic stress, and what’s the best way to deal with it?
A. Stress uses up an enormous amount of energy, and people who are in a constant stress mode become susceptible to both physical and emotional disorders. When people experience stress, the body goes into

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