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For people who already have heart disease, the American Heart
Association has created a ten-point plan for preventing its
recurrence. Following these guidelines will strengthen your
heart, lungs, and blood vessels and should improve your overall
Practicing transcendental meditation, or another relaxation
technique, may help those at risk for heart disease by lowering
bood pressure and blood sugar and decreasing stress.
Research suggests there may be a link between migraine sufferers
who experience aura with their headaches and increased risk of
My 82-year-old father needs to have his mitral valve fixed. It
took him a long time to recover from having an aortic aneurysm
repaired, so he is procrastinating on the valve operation. Can he
put it off? If not, are there alternatives to open-heart surgery?
I would like to find a safer, easier alternative to warfarin,
which I have been taking for a couple of years. I have been
hearing about nattokinase ? can I take it in place of warfarin?
When I get up in the morning, my systolic blood pressure is 30 to
50 points higher than it is later in the day (about 110). I am
taking three different blood pressure medications. Is this
I?ve been using Take Control in place of butter or margarine
because it contains cholesterol-lowering plant sterols. The food
label says it contains zero grams of trans fat, even though one
of the ingredients is partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Doesn?t
this mean it contains some trans fat?