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Do you know your risk for heart disease? Learn what increases our cardiovascular risk and how we can reduce or control risk factors that we may have.
Why would air pollution trigger heart attacks?
Why does the stroke belt have increased cardiovascular risk?
Why does smoking increase risk for heart disease?
Why is hypertension so common in older individuals?
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
According to QuitNet.com, smokers face both a physical addiction and a psychological addiction. The physical addiction comes from the way nicotine acts on the brain cells to create a feeling of pleasure and alertness. Unfortunately, your body clears away the nicotine in about 30 minutes, leaving you tired, jittery—and craving another cigarette.
Why is having regular teeth cleanings important to maintaining oral health?
What medications are typically used to prevent a first heart attack?
What kind of research is currently underway for pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH)?
What should I do if I experience heart attack symptoms?
What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
What is the risk of developing cardiac arrest during or after a marathon?
What is venous thromboembolism and why is it dangerous?
When do I need to see a cardiologist?
When are women at greatest risk for heart attack during pregnancy?
When is the best time to quit smoking before surgery?
What should I look for on food labels if I want to cut back on the sugar I eat in processed foods?
What smoking cessation aids exist to help smokers quit?
What should I do to reduce my heart attack risk?
What types of medical tests emit radiation?
What type of exercise allows for the greatest health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes?
A study found that structured aerobic exercise was associated with the greatest hemoglobin A1c reductions, followed by structured resistance training and combined training. Physical activity and dietary advice were also associated with hemoglobin A1c reductions, but only when combined together or with exercise training.
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