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Subtle heart attack signs you should never ignore

Most people are familiar with the “classic” heart attack symptom — chest pain. But did you know it’s possible to have a heart attack without chest pain? The symptoms of a heart attack aren’t always as obvious as you might expect. While heart attacks often do cause chest pain, some people may not experience any …

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How a simple test can help tailor aspirin doses for heart disease

You’ve probably heard the recommendation: If you’ve already had a heart attack, take a low-dose aspirin daily. But is that enough? Beyond its pain-relieving effects, aspirin blocks an enzyme pathway that helps platelets in the blood stick together. This lowers the risk that blood clots will form, which can lead to heart attack. But it …

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Mars vs. Venus: Gender bias in health?

It’s no secret that men and women view the world differently. One bestselling book summed it up like this: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” Actually, we’re all from Earth, but we’re not all coming from the same place, especially when it comes to medical care. Researchers at Stanford University demonstrated this in …

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6 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease

  This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. How much do you really know about heart disease? Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information out there. Myths, misconceptions and outdated information cloud the discussion and unfortunately, leave many of us ill-equipped to effectively protect …

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