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Heart Health

If you are like most people, you may think of heart disease as a problem for other folks. If you are a woman, you may believe that being female protects you from heart disease. If you are a man, you may believe you are not old enough to have a serious heart condition. Wrong on all counts.

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States - of both men and women. It affects many people at midlife as well as in old age. African Americans and Latinos are at especially high risk for heart disease and have high rates of some of the risk factors that lead to heart disease.

The good news is that heart disease is preventable. You can take action to reduce your risk of h (More)


Understanding Heart Health

  • A Healthy Heart
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: What They Mean for You
  • Caution! Summer Heat Harmful for Heart Patients
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Could You Be Having a Heart Attack?
  • Diet and a Healthy Heart
  • Different Types of Heart Problems
  • Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart
  • Heart Attack
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  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
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    Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014