Men’s Health: Prevention

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Why Heart Attacks Are on the Rise in Younger People

From 2006 to 2016, heart attacks for people younger than age 40 have increased by 2 percent every year. What is driving this trend?

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How To Raise Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol

Did you know that there is one kind of blood cholesterol that is actually good for you to have lots of? It’s HDL cholesterol. Having an HDL level within the recommended range is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Prevent Avoidable Chronic Conditions and Disease with an Annual Wellness Visit

We know at which age a person’s likelihood of disease goes dramatically up. That's why preventive screenings are suggested beginning at a certain age, depending on your gender and the illness – medical evidence shows precisely when that is.

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Reduce Your Salt Intake and Improve Your Health

Many people don’t know the amount of sodium in foods they eat. While sodium makes food taste better, it also contributes to high blood pressure, elevating risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Guidance is Changing on Low-Dose Aspirin To Prevent Heart Disease

Newer research shows the benefits of daily aspirin do not outweigh the risks for some patients. If you’re taking aspirin for prevention, you may want to talk with your doctor.

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New Staging Proposal Portrays Heart Failure as More Preventable, Manageable Illness

The new approach may lead more patients to seek out the specific expertise of a heart failure specialist, which can lead to better management of the condition and improved outcomes for the patient.

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How To Know If You're Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

While busy lives and stress often get in the way of a good night’s sleep, we are empowered to figure out the best personal sleep habits for better health.

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5 Vaccines Recommended for Adults Age 65 and Older

Vaccines are particularly important for older adults. Risks to certain diseases are higher for this age group since it can be more difficult to fight off infections as your immune system naturally weakens as you get older.

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