Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US — here’s how to prevent and treat the condition

Heart disease is a dangerous condition, but it can be prevented with routine doctor’s visits and lifestyle changes.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 647,000 Americans die from heart disease a year — a total of one in every four deaths — making it the leading cause of death in the US.

Heart disease encompasses a range of heart health problems. For example, you may know someone who has had a heart attack, but this is just one of many types of heart disease. Most of the time, heart disease

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Pregnant 26-year-old’s death sheds light on health care system that fails Black mothers

It was a day Sha-Asia Washington had looked forward to for the last nine months.

The Brooklyn mother-to-be posed for a photo from her bed at Woodhull Medical Center in New York on July 2. Her face mask was pulled down to her chin so the camera could capture her joyful smile.

Washington, 26, was a few days past her due date when went to the hospital for a routine stress test. After some observation, doctors noticed her blood pressure was high and gave Washington a drug to induce labor. She was asked if she wanted an epidural and after

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Heart attack victims missing vital treatment because of coronavirus fears

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – MAY 05: An ambulance crew from the South Central Ambulance Service wear protective clothing as they complete the digital paperwork after responding to a false alarm call for a heart attack on May 05, 2020 in Portsmouth, England. Due to the risk of contamination to the air ambulance helicopters, patients have been transferred to the mainland using the hovercraft service since the beginning of May. As the list of recognised Covid-19 symptoms grows, paramedic crews like those with the South Central Ambulance Service are forced to treat every patient as being a potential case, often requiring specialised
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Hope fades for fall high school sports as health wisdom prevails over COVID-19 skeptics

Last month, I was certain high school sports would play out in California this fall, even if in an abbreviated form.

I wasn’t naive. I was hopeful, as were the sea of coaches, administrators, parents and student-athletes I regularly spoke to.

I was encouraged because flattening the coronavirus curve meant to shutter schools, to social distance, to mask up, to wash hands vigorously as if was performing surgery. Everyone doing their part.

I was optimistic because sports, the band, theater arts — anything extracurricular — are a vital part of a campus and a community, especially football, the identifying action

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I ‘Have a Heavy Heart’

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave‘s mantra as her 4-month-old daughter Dove‘s neurosurgery date approaches is “one foot in front of the other.”

On Monday’s episode of her Teddi Tea Pod podcast, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opened up about the emotional moments she learned her baby girl would need surgery after doctors diagnosed her with lambdoid craniosynostosis — which she previously described as “a very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis and occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth.”

Mellencamp Arroyave first learned that something was amiss at Dove’s 2-month

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8 health benefits of HIIT

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From Netdoctor

Wondering if HIIT is right for you? HIIT, which stands for high-intensity interval training, is worth considering if you’re time poor and want to burn calories, reduce belly fat and boost your overall health.

With the rise of gyms like Barry’s Bootcamp and F45, HIIT training has gained popularity in recent years. Thanks to the short bursts of high intensity, HIIT offers similar (or even superior) results to other forms of exercise, including steady state cardio, in less time.

Here we look at what HIIT is, the health benefits and how

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