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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…stabbing pain that left him clutching his chest and gasping for air. He dropped the tin cup of beef broth he was holding, collapsing under an olive tree in a foreign land. A lifetime of thoughts flashed like enemy fire around him—the faces of loved ones gathered in his mind, helping crowd out the pain. In…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…disease should be considered. The same is true if you have atypical cardiovascular symptoms—such as passing out, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain that’s sharp when breathing, or profound symptoms of shortness of breath or fatigue. In fact, Lyme disease should be considered any time a person…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…The researchers found that 99% of the angioplasty/stent procedures performed on those either suffering a heart attack or “high risk” unstable chest pain where indeed appropriate. But for more stable patients, the study found that only 50% of the procedures were appropriate, as the procedure for less…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…Recognizing a stroke also can be more difficult in women. Women's stroke symptoms tend to be “non-traditional” and include facial pain, one-sided limb pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and nonspecific neurological symptoms such as hiccups and generalized weakness. Plus, more…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…traditional warning signs of stroke, you also want to look for less traditional signs and symptoms as well, including: * Facial pain or one-sided limb pain, * Nonspecific: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, * Non-specific neurological symptoms, such as hiccups, nausea and non-focal/generalized…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…healing. Plus, an attitude of gratitude promotes real physical healing. Scientists have long known that physical illness—whether its back pain, chest pain, or the common flu—includes a psychological component. When you think about it, people who are sick certainly feel miserable, and are often…

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Laugh Your Way to A Longer, Healthier Life

…Poole that says, “He who laughs, lasts!” That couldn’t be truer, laughter is extremely powerful medicine. Like crying, laughter softens the chest and is good for your respiratory system. Plus, if you’ve ever laughed so hard you cried, that’s good for your heart as well. But perhaps the biggest…

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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…diabetic. Even multiple bypasses are better than multiple stents. However, I do endorse the use of a stent or two if it means you can avoid having your chest opened up. For patients whose coronary artery disease is more stable and who are at less risk, alternative therapies are justified. 2. Before Heart…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…movie that may “move you to tears”. Heart Health Mistake #5: Denying that Something’s Wrong. I can’t tell you how many people develop chest pain, arm pain, sweats, or a feeling of impending doom—all signs of a heart attack—but deny that anything’s wrong. If you feel any of these symptoms…

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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…sent home where they end up infecting family members. Ebola symptoms usually include a fever greater than 101.5 F, muscle pain, a severe headache, diarrhea, weakness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Unexplained bleeding or bruising can also be an Ebola symptom. In most cases Ebola symptoms occur within 10…

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Can Lowering LDL Cholesterol Really Reduce Cardiac Events?

…drastically lowering LDL cholesterol could prevent cardiac events. Specifically, Merck studied 18,000 participants who had either had a heart attack or chest pain so severe that it required hospitalization. Half of the participants received a statin. The other half received the Merck drug Vytorin, which is…

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