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Susan Lucci Heart Attack Drama

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks by Garry Messick0 Comments

Soap star Susan Lucci looks like the poster child for healthy aging. At 72, she could pass for someone decades younger.

In recent months, Harper’s Bazaar magazine hailed her as “hotter than ever.” Women’s Health called her a “fitness badass.”

But recently, when the “All My Children” actress was shopping, she felt a strange sensation in her chest.

Lucci was in a store, and had just handed her purchases to a saleswoman.

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What Really Killed Luke Perry?

In Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

Luke Perry’s fans were shocked when they heard he died Monday of a stroke.

The hunky star of “Beverly Hills, 90210” was only 52.[i]

Isn’t that too young to have a fatal stroke?

Strokes are typically associated with the elderly. But more than a third of the people who have one are under 65.[ii]

And youthfulness can actually work against them, according to Dr.

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The Deadly Disease Caused by Lack of Sleep

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Featured Article, Health Videos, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Six hours.

That’s the minimum amount of sleep you need each night for a healthy heart, according to a major new study.

The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.[1]

About 4,000 subjects were divided into groups depending on how much sleep they got.

The researchers measured levels of atherosclerosis in the subjects’ femoral and carotid arteries using ultrasound.

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Bone Broth Is All the Rage. Here’s What It Does to Your Heart.

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

In the last few years, bone broth has become a wildly popular health remedy. Supporters say you can boil some bones, drink the liquid, and get relief from inflammation, insomnia, joint pain, and autoimmune conditions.

Unfortunately, there is little scientific support for these claims.[1]

Scientists have been hard-pressed to find what is special about bone broth. There are collagen, amino acids, and minerals in it.

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The Ancient Aztec Secret to Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Aztec warriors were known for their bravery, fierceness, and fighting skills. But the people of ancient Mexico prized one quality in their warriors above all others…

Speed.

Not only were fast runners superior fighters, but to maintain their vast empire, the Aztecs needed fast runners to carry messages from one village to another. Running was considered so important that one of the Aztec gods is named Paina, which means “runner.”[1]

In letters to the Spanish crown, Cortez reported that teams of Aztec relay runners could carry information 260 miles in less than a day.

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Study: Exercise Works as Well as Drugs to Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Big Pharma, Blood Pressure, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you walk into your doctor’s office with high blood pressure, chances are that you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug.

But major new research shows that exercise can lower high blood pressure just as much as medications…and without the side effects that drugs often cause.

The study is believed to be the first of its kind.

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