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Working Too Hard May Raise Your Blood Pressure

Not sure about taking that vacay? A new study—that confirms a link between high blood pressure and working too much—may help you decide.

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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

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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.

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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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One More Great Reason to Take a Vacation

Turn on that out-of-office email reply and get yourself away—your heart will thank you.

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For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

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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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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.