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Lower Breast Cancer Risk With High Cholesterol?

In a surprising twist, women with high cholesterol are 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, according to this study. What does this mean?

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Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

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Heart Disease Prevention With Diabetes

Diabetes can increase your risk of heart disease. Learn about the links between diabetes and cardiovascular health, and get tips on how to reduce your risk.

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The Surprising Risks of High Triglycerides

You probably know that high triglycerides can raise your risk of heart disease, but did you realize the condition can impact everything from your eyes to your pancreas? Learn what to watch for—and what to do to protect against complications.

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Gestational Diabetes Can Cause Heart Defects

If you devlop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, it's vital that you keep blood sugar levels in check to prevent serious heart conditions in your child.

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High-Risk HPV Linked to Heart Disease

High-risk strains of HPV linked to cancer may also be associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study.

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Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Linked to Higher Cardiovascular Risk

Researchers report sulfonylurea and insulin drugs can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease compared to other drugs. Here’s what you need to know.

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Should You Say No to Paleo?

A new Australian study found people who followed the so-called “caveman diet” had twice the amount of a key biomarker linked to heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.

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Double Diagnosis

These twin sisters share almost everything, but they never imagined they'd share the same heart condition.

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It's Time to Rethink That Aspirin-a-Day

Have you heard? There are brand new guidelines regarding taking aspirin to help prevent heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.