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Working It! How Exercise Helps Fight Heart Failure

While heart failure patients used to be told to prioritize rest, now experts say physical activity is vital—here’s what you need to know to get started.

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Simple Ways to Manage Fluid Buildup

When you have heart failure, one major sign that it could be getting worse is excess fluid buildup in your body. Here are some key steps to keeping your levels in balance.

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Want to Live Longer With Heart Failure? Get That Flu Shot

New research shows that getting an annual flu shot reduces the risk of premature death from heart failure, particularly in patients 65 and older who already have compromised circulation and other health complications.

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Can Higher Chocolate Intake Reduce Risk of Heart Failure?

For those who have an undeniable sweet tooth, there appears to be scientific evidence to justify eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate daily. However, more research is needed before the connection between chocolate and heart health is completely ...