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Editors' note

January 01, 2009

Dear Reader,

Learning new things keeps the mind agile and healthy. It can also be good for the heart. In this issue, we offer several new things you can do to keep all of you in good shape. If your heart-attack risk is in the gray zone, you might want to talk about a C-reactive protein test with your doctor. Creating a personal health record, either in a notebook or online, can help you manage your health. Understanding the new view of artery-clogging atherosclerosis points to better strategies for protecting your heart and arteries. And learning to search for medical information can help you talk with your doctor and take charge of your health.

As always, we hope you have a happy and healthy new year.

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