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Healthy Heart: Features

Keys to living a healthier life

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Would you be willing to sleep in more to add another two years to your life? Maybe floss more often in exchange for another year of living? How about having sex more often to extend your life expectancy?

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

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During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

How much exercise should adults get each day?

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We all know we need to exercise, but how much? Find out here.

How to cook smarter

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A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

5 hidden health risks for women

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Despite increased attention to women's health issues, there are still many health risks that women need to know about that are not getting a whole lot of attention.

Various exercises can strengthen your heart

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Going to the gym can make your muscles bigger and stronger. But improving your heart may be the most important workout.

Exercises for kids

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Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy while spending quality time together is to exercise with your child.

Ways to lower your stress level

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From time to time we all get stressed out. Try using some of these ideas to help lower your stress level.

Tips for lowering your cholesterol

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Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.

Is sex safe after heart attack?

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Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

Healthy Heart: Extras

Foods your heart will thank you for eating

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It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Be careful of your heart when shoveling

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When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

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It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

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Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

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It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

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When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

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69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Depression screening can make a difference

Depression affects about 16 million Americans and contributes to more than 41,000 suicides each year. It also costs nearly $210 billion a year in treatment and lost productivity. Now, a federal task force recommends that everybody get screened for depression.

Health Beat: Safe conversations

It's still not great; four out of 10 American couples still wind up getting divorced, but that percentage is starting to drop. Harville Hendrix frequently took relationship advice to The Oprah Winfrey Show years ago, and today, he and his wife are taking relationship education to couples around the world.

Health Beat: Early diagnosis for autism

April is national Autism Awareness Month, and there's good news in the fight to cope with it. An encouraging new study shows that children are being identified younger than ever before, and, as a result, critical therapy begins very early.

Health Beat: Zika virus warnings

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Could a trip out of the country compromise the health of your baby? A young mom takes the pros and cons of traveling in the days of the Zika virus into consideration.

Health Beat: Rooster injections: Something to crow about?

Knee and joint pain affects 100 million Americans. Now, patients can choose from many different treatment options. Here are details on how fluid from a rooster can get the joints moving again.

 
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