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I Really, Really Wish I Had Talked About My Heart Attack

I Really, Really Wish I Had Talked About My Heart Attack

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A few years ago I got tired of being old and out of shape. Creaky knees ruled out jogging so I decided to start riding a bicycle to improve my fitness. Hated the bike. The first time I rode I was exhausted just from doing a five-mile loop around my neighborhood. It was hard to stick with it. Had to force myself. (Didn’t have to force myself to hateriding,...

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Are These Over The Counter Meds in Your Medicine Cabinet Harming You?

Are These Over The Counter Meds in Your Medicine Cabinet Harming You?

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A large study links popular class of drugs to an elevated risk of heart attack. Are you at risk?  or is there a deeper commonly overlooked issue? Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds A large data-mining study carried out by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has linked a popular class of heartburn drugs to an...

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Traditional risk factors load the gun, stress pulls the trigger « CBS Philly

Traditional risk factors load the gun, stress pulls the trigger « CBS Philly

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Psychology Offers AVariety Of Options Says Philadelphia Psychologist « CBS Philly. There is a strong mind-body connection in heart disease and other chronic illnesses. As I tell my patients, ‘When it comes to heart disease, traditional risk factors load the gun, stress pulls the trigger.’ Unless these psychosocial risk factors are addressed, cardiac patients in many...

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From The Brain To The Immune System, How Stress Pirates Your Whole Body

From The Brain To The Immune System, How Stress Pirates Your Whole Body

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Too much stress doesn’t just mess with your head. You’ve probably heard that some stress is good for you. Maybe it’s pressure from your dad, the college basketball star, to do well in this week’s big game. Or perhaps it’s the weight of an impending deadline nudging you to finish a big project. Stress can be a powerful tool, unavoidable and beneficial at times,...

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Heart Disease: Recover Faster tool box

Heart Disease: Recover Faster tool box

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Free Heart Community for folks with heart disease and their families  Join the Free Heart Community: http://heartcommunity.empoweredmind.com  Resources and tools to help folks with heart disease recover faster and stay out of the hospital longer. Also for friends and family members to prevent heart disease. Here you will find free audio, video, PDF guides,...

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Fascinating invention:  Heart on a Chip [VIDEO]

Fascinating invention: Heart on a Chip [VIDEO]

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Heart on a Chip to Replace Animals for Testing Cardiac Drugs  Cardiac drug testing is a challenging business, potential subjects often being weak and not subject to clinical trials. Now researchers at UC Berkeley have developed an organ-on-a-chip device that hosts live human cardiac cells. The beating heart cells can be used as a safe test bed for testing a variety...

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