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Coffee Could Reduce Risk of a Heart Attack

People who drink coffee could reduce the risk of a heart attack.  Individuals who consumed a moderate amount of coffee every day had a lower risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks, according to a study.

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Stroke-women1 in 5 U.S. Women Can't Identify a Single Warning Sign of a Stroke

A study published Wednesday in the journal Stroke found that 1 in 5 U.S. women could not identify a single warning sign of a stroke. Each moment that passes without treatment increases the likelihood of permanent damage or death.

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MedSOS.3.24.12An estimated 33 percent of American adults suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). Because many people don't realize they have high blood pressure, it has been labeled the "silent killer".  Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to strokes, is a significant contributor to heart attacks, and can cause major damage to the kidneys, brain and eyes. Now, research has linked high blood pressure to an increased risk of dementia.

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Heart Health Affects All Age Groups



Since she was 17, Mary had been having episodes of passing out.  It was thought these episodes were related to her hypoglycemia and stress. Years later Mary almost passed out while driving her son to baseball practice. This near crisis convinced Mary that she had to get more answers. Read more »

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