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Not your father’s heart attack
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Not your father’s heart attack
You would think that a woman’s heart is just a smaller version of a man’s. And in some ways it is. It has four chambers and is nourished by a network of arteries. But a closer look can show some differences.
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Have a heart: It’s the only one you’ve got
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Have a heart: It’s the only one you’ve got
The heart has a pretty big job. It feeds the entire body. With every beat it distributes life-saving oxygen and nutrients to vital organs and muscles.
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An unforeseen heart attack
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An unforeseen heart attack
Wayne Ysaguirre, 55, was no stranger to exercise. When the Roxbury YMCA opened at 5 a.m., he was one of the first through the doors. He had a routine — an hour and a half of aerobics on one of the Y’s exercise machines. He at first ignored the pain in his chest that occurred when he picked up the pace of his workout. Since the pain subsided when he slowed a bit, it was not serious, he reasoned.
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Heart attack: Call 911
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Heart attack: Call 911
Even with ready access to emergency medical services, many people experiencing a heart attack drive themselves to the hospital. They assume they can get there faster and prefer not to cause a fuss. But an ambulance can reach you before you reach the hospital. They have the right of way and can run through red lights. It’s not necessarily the speed that’s important here. Your condition can worsen while driving and, although not common, you can go into cardiac arrest. Survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests is very low.  
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Age is just a number: Not too young for a heart attack
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Age is just a number: Not too young for a heart attack
If you asked Megan Corbin to describe a typical heart attack victim, she undoubtedly would not include herself. Yet, last year at the age of 30, that’s exactly what happened to her.
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A cardiac arrest survivor
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A cardiac arrest survivor
Anezi Uzendu doesn’t remember much of what happened that day in 2016. Perhaps that’s a good thing
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Designing a healthy eating plate
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Designing a healthy eating plate
Food does more than satisfy one’s palate. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed four healthy eating patterns that emphasize higher intake of fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes and nuts, and lower intake of red and processed meats and sugar-sweetened beverages.
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Take your heart for a walk
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Take your heart for a walk
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took a huge step forward in an attempt to encourage people to participate regularly in some form of physical activity.
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Edamame stew
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Edamame stew
Edamame is the key ingredient of this easy-to-make stew from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Edamame is a soy that can ease the symptoms of hot flashes, a side effect in men undergoing hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
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Prostate cancer: A close look at the family tree
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Prostate cancer: A close look at the family tree
Adding a medical history to your family tree can reveal valuable information that may help you make decisions about your own health.
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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
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Prostate cancer: Fact or fiction?
There are several myths about prostate cancer that can be misleading and deter timely and appropriate screening tests and treatment.
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Prostate cancer: A tailored  approach
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Prostate cancer: A tailored approach
The prostate gland is not known for its size. It’s not much bigger than a walnut. That does not diminish its role, however. Nor its complications.
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