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Owning a Dog (or a Pet!) Improves Heart Health

Researchers say that pet owners in general seem to be in better cardiovascular health, but dog owners were a cut above the rest.

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Mild Sleep Problems May Cause Elevated Blood Pressure in Women, Study Finds

Previous research has indicated that chronic sleep deprivation can cause cardiovascular problems, but a new study shows that, for women, even less worrisome sleeping issues may lead to higher blood pressure.

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Atrial Fibrillation ECG Test Pictures: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and More

See inside a heart during atrial fibrillation. WebMD shows the causes, tests, and treatments for this common heart rhythm problem through illustrations and photos.

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Statins can benefit all ages, including those over 75, study finds

A new study reverses current thinking on giving statins to people over 75, finding the cholesterol-lowering drugs benefit people of all ages with minimal risk.

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Slideshow: 8 Habits That Are Bad for Your Heart

You want your heart to be strong and healthy. But are you making any of these mistakes? It’s time to get back on track!

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Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Listening to yoga music before bed could prevent deadly heart attacks | Daily Mail Online

Researchers from Sunil Memorial Superspeciality Hospital, Jaipur, India, found that hearing soothing, meditative tunes just before a person nods off increases their heart rate variability.

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Women's Heart Disease and Risks Explained in Pictures

Heart disease affects men and women. But symptoms in women -- and the conditions they’re likely to get -- can be very different. Learn symptoms and risks.

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Heart Quiz: Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Disease Myths and Facts

Do you know how to keep your heart healthy? Take this WebMD quiz and find out.

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Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise : NPR

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

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Heart Disease Slideshow Habits to Boost Heart Health

Simple lifestyle changes like eating (a little bit of) chocolate can boost your heart health.

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Everyday ways to keep your heart healthy, according to a cardiologist

James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist and medical director of prevention at Providence Heart Institute, offers everyday ways to keep your heart healthy and strong.

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What’s the difference between a Holter monitor and QardioCore?

Have you ever needed to monitor your heart for a prolonged period of time? Learn what's the difference between a Holter monitor and QardioCore here.

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By squeezing and twisting, new robot could keep hearts pumping | Fox News

Like Wall–E, a new robot may soon find its way into– or rather onto– your heart.

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What’s Happening When Your Heart Beats Too Hard or Too Fast

When your heart is beating too hard or too fast, do you have reason to worry? Understanding possible causes of a racing heart can help you assess your risk.

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Even if you exercise, too much sitting time is bad for heart health

"Regardless of how much physical activity someone gets, prolonged sedentary time could negatively impact the health of your heart and blood vessels," expert says

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Wag more: A tale of healthy living - Harvard Health

Owning and caring for a dog can lead to better heart health. As a group, people with dogs are more likely to get the recommended 150 minutes of exercise per week. In addition, benefits include reductions in weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol lev...