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Heart Health

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The Benefits of Tai Chi for Heart Health

A recent study found that tai chi is equally or more effective than aerobic exercise for lowering blood pressure.

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“Arrested” Four Times

A fifty-one-year-old patient writes a book to thank the interventional cardiologist and team who saved his life at UH Portage Medical Center.

Stuart Smith on Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts

HCM Patient Returns to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Just a few months after open-heart surgery, Stuart O. Smith, Jr., has his stamina and strength back – and is living his life to the fullest, doing the activities he loves.

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Are Energy Drinks More Harmful Than Coffee?

Caffeinated energy drinks have become increasingly popular, particularly among young adults and adolescents. But are they a healthier choice over coffee?

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The Connection Between AFib and Sleep Apnea

The prevalence of both disorders is on the rise, likely due to increases in obesity and cardiovascular disease.

How Heart Disease Affects the Kidneys

The heart and kidneys share a special, life-sustaining connection, so that what’s good or bad for one is generally good or bad for the other.

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Salt Substitutes: A Healthy Alternative to the Real Thing?

Substitutes for table salt have been around for decades. But are they a healthy alternative to the real thing?

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The Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

Learn how a medically supervised cardiac rehab program after a heart attack or heart surgery can significantly lower your risk of another cardiac event and improve your quality of life.

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