HEART HEALTH

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child blood pressure

Preventing High Blood Pressure Begins in Childhood

Help your child tackle these three big risk factors for high blood pressure.

inherited cardiac abnormalities

How Your Genes Can Influence Your Heart Health

Most of us are aware that heart problems can result from lifestyle choices or medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. But another potential influencer on your heart health could lie in your genes.

congenital heart defects

How Early Detection of Congenital Heart Defects Keeps Your Baby Safe

You have already counted each tiny finger and toe. A simple, painless test can make sure your baby’s heart is healthy, too.

wood fire

Why a Wood-Burning Fireplace Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.

women and heart disease

Women Need to Take Care Of Their Hearts at Every Age

When you think of someone having a heart attack, it’s very likely that an older man comes to mind. The reality, however, is that heart disease continues to be the most common cause of death among women.

vaping

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarette Smoking, Studies Show

Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.

chest pain

Could You Have Heart Disease And Not Know It?

For many people, the first sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) is a heart attack or life-threatening arrhythmia. Learn about a test that can help determine your risk for heart disease or CAD.

exercising and hot weather

Be Careful In the Summer Heat if You Have Heart Disease

Enjoy fun in the sun this summer - but be cautious in the hot weather if you or someone in your family has heart disease or a congenital heart condition.

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