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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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Understanding Hormone Replacement and the Female Heart

Understanding Hormone Replacement and the Female Heart While hormone therapy was once a common treatment to not only alleviate symptoms of menopause but also to help decrease the risk of heart disease in women, clinical trials have since found that this may not be the case. Hormone therapy is no longer used as a preventative…
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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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Heart Health News Roundup

Heart Health News Roundup Heart disease affects millions of men and women each year, although it can be prevented by taking an active role in improving your heart health and working with your doctor to address any potential concerns. Take a look at some of the latest news stories highlighting the many…
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The Senior Woman’s Guide to Heart-Healthy Exercise

The Senior Woman’s Guide to Heart-Healthy Exercise It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for you, no matter your age. For women, exercise as it relates to heart health is an important consideration to make, especially as we age and enter our senior years. Staying active is a key component for maintaining a healthy…
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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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A Unique Heart Concern for Women During the Postpartum Period

A Unique Heart Concern for Women During the Postpartum Period After having a baby, the body is in a state of flux. During the postpartum period, women may experience fluctuating hormones and possible changes in the circulatory system. Some of these changes may be the underlying cause for SCAD (spontaneous coronary artery dissection), a rare and potentially fatal heart…
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3 Ways Diet Can Help or Harm Women’s Heart Health

3 Ways Diet Can Help or Harm Women’s Heart Health The foods we consume impact our well-being in a number of ways. Nutritious foods can offer us vitality, boost the immune system and benefit the body’s many functions. For women who want to protect their heart health, diet plays an important role. What we eat and how we eat…
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4 Heart-Healthy Tips Just for Women

4 Heart-Healthy Tips Just for Women Until recently, medical science had a glaring oversight when it came to women’s health. Many researchers failed to consider that there were key biological differences between men and women. As clinical trials and medical research grants now focus on a more balanced representation of the sexes, we’re learning vital…
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