Tag Archives: heart disease

What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

A young man at the pool asked me, “Why does blood get thicker with age?” After telling him this wasn’t true, I asked where he got the idea. “All the older men in the steam room are on blood thinners.” … Continue reading

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Your Heart: What Have You Done for It Lately?

We all play favourites. We look at the attractive, we hang out with the most fun, and we take for granted the reliable and dependable in our lives that are always there day after day. What is your favourite organ? … Continue reading

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What do you know about heart failure?

What do you know about heart failure? If you’re like most people, not enough. In fact, it is believed that most people who have heart failure are not even aware of it. It is estimated that 30% of those who … Continue reading

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Are you at risk for heart disease?

Are you at risk for heart disease? The simple answer is yes. We all are. As we age, so do our blood vessels. With advancing years, plaque accumulates within the arteries that supply the heart muscle (causing angina and heart … Continue reading

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The Value of Your Family History

Though some illnesses are random and many caused by the way you live your life, your family history can reveal your predisposition to certain conditions. Some people take this to the extreme. If a parent died at a young age, … Continue reading

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