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Health by the Numbers: Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 2,500 Americans each day. Here's a look at heart health by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Diabetes

As obesity rates climb, health problems such as diabetes are becoming more common. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Cholesterol

High cholesterol puts you at a higher risk for serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. Here's a look at cholesterol by the numbers.

Is Avandia Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established new restrictions on the use of Avandia, a widely used diabetes treatment.

Is Weight-Loss Surgery for You?

More and more Americans are opting for bariatric surgery to shed major pounds and improve their quality of life. Find out if you or a loved one could be a candidate.

Depression in Older Adults

It's common for seniors to experience sadness and grief, but when these feelings are persistent, they may be a sign of depression.

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

Updated Heart Guidelines for Women

What "real world" preventative steps should you incorporate into your life to lower your chances of heart disease?

Health Concerns: How to Keep Family Updated

The Web offers many options for staying connected and keeping loved ones updated on your or your family member's health issues. These methods are fast, easy, and efficient, and you'll know your support network is right there with you as a part of your journey.

Traffic Noise Linked to Higher Stroke Risk

If you've ever felt your stress levels go up upon hearing loud noises and wondered if the clamor was affecting your well-being, the answer is yes.

Hospice Care: When Is it Time?

What exactly is hospice care and how does it differ from hospital care? And how do you make the decision to place your loved one into hospice?

How to Keep Track of Multiple Medications

Are your daily doses making you dizzy? Handy help is here.

Limit Salt, Not Flavor

Here's how to keep an eye on the (sometimes hidden) salt you consume, while maintaining the flavor you crave.

Add "Nature's Wonder Food" to Your Life

Packed with protein and fiber, but low in fat, this pantry must-have delivers a lot of nutrition at an affordable price.

Risks and Benefits of Eating Heart-Healthy Fish

When it comes to mercury exposure from fish, what do you need to know to make the healthiest choices?

Life After a Heart Attack

Embarking on a path to a new heart-healthy you may seem daunting, but patience, persistence, and the support of loved ones can help you through this difficult time.

Are You Prepared for a Heart Emergency?

Whether you have a family history of heart disease or have been diagnosed with a condition, planning for emergencies is equally as important as making lifestyle changes.

Can a Pet Boost Your Health?

According to some researchers, a four-legged friend can add years to your life.

Understanding Your Cholesterol Numbers

These numbers could potentially save your life.
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