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The Heart Attack Symptoms That Can Be Unique to Women

The Heart Attack Symptoms That Can Be Unique to Women While chest pain is one of the most common indicators of a heart attack, it isn’t the only warning sign to look for, especially if you’re a woman. Here are four lesser-known heart attack symptoms that can be unique to women. 1. Pain in Your Jaw or Back Most men…
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Why Women’s Heart Attacks Went Unnoticed for So Long

Why Women’s Heart Attacks Went Unnoticed for So Long Although heart attacks can happen to anyone, for a long time they have been generally thought of as a man’s problem. However, as awareness of medical gender differences has improved, women’s heart health has become an important topic of research. A Gender Bias in Medicine? Aside from reproductive health,…
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How to Exercise After a Heart Attack

How to Exercise After a Heart Attack A heart attack doesn’t have to mean an end to life as you know it. Whether or not you were physically fit prior to your heart attack, exercise is an important part of your recovery and will go a long way towards keeping you healthy. A regular fitness…
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Why Are Heart Attacks Fatal More Often in Women?

Why Are Heart Attacks Fatal More Often in Women? There are several reasons that heart attacks are fatal more often in women compared to men. Patients and providers still assume that heart attacks occur more often in men – and women don’t “look” like men and are not treated aggressively. Heart doctors call this the Yentl Syndrome. Also, women…
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3 Tips for a Healthy Recovery after a Heart Attack

3 Tips for a Healthy Recovery after a Heart Attack Many people recover from heart attacks and return to their normal routine within a few weeks to a few months. Making some adjustments to your lifestyle and following certain steps can ensure a healthy recovery after a heart attack. 1. Follow Your Doctor’s Recommendations Based on the degree of damage…
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Cholesterol Basics for Heart Health

Cholesterol Basics for Heart Health Cholesterol can be a confusing subject. On one hand, we’re told that we need to lower it in our blood and avoid eating it in foods. However, doctors also talk about wanting to get “good” cholesterol levels higher. Let’s try to clear up some of the confusion. Types of Cholesterol…
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Heart-Smart Diets for Heart Attack Patients

Heart-Smart Diets for Heart Attack Patients Recovering from a heart attack can be difficult for you and your loved ones. Most people who have had heart attacks know that they need to make some changes to their diet, but are unsure about what choices are considered “heart-smart.” Dietary Choices Most diets focused around heart…
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Saturated Fats: Dietary Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fats: Dietary Friend or Foe? It’s a story we’ve all heard before. If you want a healthy heart, you need to choose “good” fats over “bad” fats in your diet. But what makes a fat good or bad? And isn’t there conflicting research on the healthfulness of fat intake? The Skinny on Fat Dietary fat…
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5 Common Heart Attack Symptoms

5 Common Heart Attack Symptoms With how serious heart attacks can be, it’s easy to believe that the onset of a heart attack will be accompanied by unmistakable symptoms. However, heart attacks can occur with few symptoms or even none at all. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the most common…
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