6 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

By Eric Lindley MD
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States. More people die or are disabled by heart attacks and strokes than any other disease. Even if you don’t have many (or any) risk factors, you are still more likely to die from heart disease than anything else. So is there anything you can do about it? The answer is YES! Here are a few helpful tips to minimize your risk and improve your health.

Men, Women & Matters of the Heart

By Intermountain Healthcare
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A quick look at statistics makes it seem as though heart disease (including coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke) is a far more serious problem for men than women. But that’s not quite true. Overall, men are more likely to get heart disease at a younger age and more men die of heart disease than women – but women with heart disease tend to be sicker. A woman’s unique vulnerability to heart disease is the focus of many new research studies.

Your Heart Wants (Needs) More Sleep!

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Practically everyone wishes they were getting more and better sleep, mostly because it feels so good and life goes more smoothly when you feel rested. Those are compelling reasons to take steps to improve your sleep hygiene (as it’s called) right there – but when you look at the strong connection between a good “sleep life” and a healthy heart, going to bed earlier, starting tonight, should move to the top of your “to-do” list!


The Difference in Heart Attacks Between Men and Women

By Brad Gillman
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When it comes to heart attacks, there is not just one symptom. It could be the well-known chest pain, a throbbing arm, or could even just be a toothache.

Heart attack signs are not stereotypical. There certainly can be the visual signs of the grabbing chest or arm that we know. Yet those are not the only things to keep your eye on. Not every heart attack patient is the same and it can differ based on if it is a man or woman.