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One Fruit Can Save You From a Heart Attack

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

If you go to your doctor and discover you have heart disease, chances are that you’ll be given a statin drug to lower your cholesterol.

And you may be prescribed a blood pressure drug and perhaps a blood thinner.

But a new study shows that your doctor may help you more by prescribing a cup of blueberries a day.

A research team fromBritain’s University of East Anglia collaborated with Harvard University.

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Daily Aspirin Guidelines Reversed

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

American doctors have long advised people at risk for a heart attack to take a daily low-dose aspirin.

The idea is that aspirin makes the blood thinner. This prevents clotting, which in turn prevents a heart attack or stroke.

But major new research reveals that daily aspirin hurts more than helps many of the people who take it.[i]

The study was published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

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Antibiotics Most Dangerous Side Effect: A Heart Attack

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

Mainstream doctors have known for years that they prescribe way too many antibiotics. A study by the Centers for Disease Control found they write 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year.

Physicians hand them out for minor infections that would clear up on their own. Or they prescribe them for patients with viruses. Of course, antibiotics have no effect on viruses.

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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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Everyone Over 50 Needs This Heart Test

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks by INH Research0 Comments

When your doctor determines your risk of heart disease, chances are he or she uses a standard cardiac risk equation.

It’s a formula that takes into account your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride readings. And it looks at whether you are a smoker, have diabetes, have a family history of heart trouble, or are overweight.

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