Heart Health

There are so many things you can do to maintain a healthy heart. These articles include everything from advice on how to manage your cholesterol to the latest research on heart-healthy compounds like omega-3s and PQQ.

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Women’s Heart Health

Heart disease takes a great toll on women, claiming some 250,000 lives each year. That’s about six times more deaths from heart disease each year than from breast cancer. Why is heart disease so lethal to women? Part of the | Read More…

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Medical Emergencies: What You Should Do

Linda and her husband Dave, both long-time patients of mine, were getting ready to host an afternoon of what they called “football, food, and friends.” But in the midst of the preparations, Dave began having chest pains. Linda suggested he | Read More…

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Control Homocysteine, a Heart Health Indicator, with B Vitamins

When it comes to heart health, cholesterol may be the best-known villain. But it’s a mistake to ignore homocysteine, even though it’s not nearly as well known. Homocysteine is an amino acid produced in the body when you eat protein. | Read More…

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Statin Myths and Real Heart Attack Prevention

Big Pharma wants you to take statins. Actually, they’d like all older adults to take these controversial, cholesterol-lowering drugs — whether or not they need them! And the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology both agree.  Which makes | Read More…

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Cut Your Salt to Help Your Heart

Excessive sodium intake is a worldwide problem: the World Health Organization (WHO) lists reducing salt intake as one of its top 10 “best buys” for lowering the rates of chronic diseases. But too little sodium creates hyponatremia, a potentially fatal | Read More…

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Don’t Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack

Newport Natural Health Reader, I hope you’re sitting down, because you may be shocked by what I’m about to tell you. The FDA has just done you a favor! Yes, you read that right – the Food and Drug Administration | Read More…

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21 Questions for Your Heart Doctor

Do you prepare for visits to your heart doctor? Or do you just show up and wing it? I hope you answered, “Yes!” to the first question, because having a dialogue with your doctor can be an educational experience with | Read More…

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Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment

Sometimes I wonder how mainstream medicine has gotten so far off track. These days, the hospitals and big medical practices are more concerned about making money than in keeping people healthy. Here’s the situation – as many as 80 million | Read More…

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5 Supplements to Control Your Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More people die of heart disease than cancer or accidents or hospital errors. It’s the leading cause of death for men and women, as well as the leading | Read More…

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Heart Attack Symptoms and Emergency Treatment

You’ve seen an actor clutch his chest, gasp in pain, and fall over, pretending to have a heart attack for the cameras. But many heart attacks in real life don’t happen that way. Unfortunately, if you don’t recognize heart attack | Read More…