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Spreading the Word About Thrombosis
After fracturing her ankle and getting a cast, South African athlete Marie-Victoire Cumming began feeling extreme discomfort in her leg. What she didn't know was that she had a potentially life-threatening condition called deep vein thrombosis.
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
Low-Dose Beta Blockers: When Less Is More
Beta blockers are a class of medications often prescribed to patients after a heart attack. But the dosing for this medication has remained controversial.
The Burden of Alcohol Use
New strategies may be needed to curb harmful alcohol use, especially in low-income countries.
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
"AFib" may sound like a little white lie, but it’s actually a serious medical condition. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of heartbeat rhythm problem.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
Atrial Fibrillation: What Women Need to Know
Heart rhythm disorders affect more than 2 million Americans. The most common of these disorders is atrial fibrillation (AFib) — and it may affect women differently than men.
Southern Diet, You’re Giving Me a Heart Attack
Your mouth may like fried chicken and gravy, buttered rolls and sweet tea, but what about your heart?
The Latest Skinny on Trans Fats
You likely know that a fatty diet is bad for you, but that may all depend on what kind of fats you're talking about.
In Low T Patients, an Unexpected Hormone Therapy Benefit
Older men with low T may wind up reaping some unexpected benefits from hormone therapy.