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Don’t Have High Cholesterol? You Still Might Need a Statin
Statins are medicines that reduce the amount of LDL cholesterol the liver produces. They also help lower the amount of LDL cholesterol already in your blood. Some statins can reduce inflammation as well.

Get Moving—Even While Binge-Watching TV—To Reduce Your Blood Clot Risk
Netflix. Amazon. Hulu. Whatever your vehicle for viewing your favorite shows, you may want to hit “pause” on your binge-watching habit. According to new research, people who often watch TV are more likely to develop dangerous blood clots than those who rarely tune in.

Manage Your High Cholesterol with These Moves
Exercise does have the power to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Just remember this equation: aerobic activity + resistance training = boosted heart rate and better cholesterol levels.

Having a Hysterectomy May Increase Heart Disease Risk
Studies have shown that removing the ovaries during hysterectomy increases a woman’s risk for heart disease and other health problems. Now, a study published in the journal Menopause has found that women may face health risks even if they keep their ovaries.

After Heart Attack, Most Return to Work, but Many Don’t Stay
A new study found that, within a year of returning to work, about a quarter of heart attack survivors were no longer working.

Women: Take Stress to Heart
Women’s hearts may be especially vulnerable to the effects of stress. During a stressful experience, women showed a greater restriction in their blood vessels compared with men.

What Does The New Hypertension Guideline Mean For Me?
For years, high blood pressure (HBP), or hypertension, was diagnosed when blood pressure measured 140/90 mmHg or higher. But a new guideline lowered this number so that you can take steps to control your blood pressure earlier.

Magnesium May Help Control Blood Pressure
A healthy diet is a cornerstone of good health. And research has found another reason why: An important mineral may help keep blood pressure at normal levels.

‘Silent’ Heart Attacks Are Common
Up to half of all heart attacks may not have the typical symptoms of crushing chest pain, shortness of breath, and cold sweats. Instead, they may be “silent,” researchers say.

Caffeine and Heart Rhythm: Moderation May Be OK
Having that morning cup of coffee probably won’t trigger heart rhythm problems, a new study says. That goes for tea and chocolate, as well.
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