This page is unedited from the Mayo Clinic website. Overview Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two […]

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                                       Sorry about the ads preceding this video Comedian Tom Green, at 28 years of age, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He candidly talks here about the state of utter panic he felt when he learned he […]

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  From The Mayo Clinic. Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. Many studies have shown a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and other serious conditions, including heart disease. Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There […]

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                                                                                   Image: StrokeAssociation.org By American Heart Association News A third of U.S. adults have had […]

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Sorry about the ad. Video will play shortly   According to the Mayo Clinic  prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that transports sperm. Usually prostate cancer is slow growing and may not need any treatment, while other types […]

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It’s not hard to learn the steps to do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Our kids are being taught it in school. Now it’s your turn. The Beegees Stayin’ Alive helps this family learn, maybe it will help you.    Back to YOUR HEART  

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In 1991 the television program 60 Minutes speculated that French people’s consumption of red wine may be responsible for their low incidence of cardiac disease. Americans jumped on the bandwagon; red wine consumption in the United States rapidly increased 44%. The following is condensed from Harvard Heart Letter by Julie Corliss The evidence that drinking red […]

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Below Harvard gives you the answers to three questions about your heart that you may have been curious about:   Back to YOUR HEART

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  Condensed from an article by By Claudia Fisher/Travel+Leisure Despite being inside, sitting on an airplane leaves you more exposed to the sun’s harmful rays than you may realize. “Although plane windows can block UVB rays, UVA rays can still pass through and given the elevated level, the UV rays don’t have to travel as far […]

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If you’ve ever asked yourself “am I drinking too much.” This slideshow will help with the answer. Click Image   Back to DRINKING ALCOHOL

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