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What can you do about varicose veins?

December 03, 2018
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Swedish vascular surgeon Dr. Kira Long offers insights on varicose and spider veins: what they are, who is at risk, and what to do about them.

Great American Smokeout

November 12, 2018
Every year on the 3rd Thursday in November smokers across the country participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. It is a date to come together and say ‘no’ to tobacco on a grand scale.

Anyone can save a life with hands-only CPR

August 20, 2018
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More people will survive cardiac arrest if a bystander is willing to intervene by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. And hands-only CPR is easy to learn and do.

How do you enjoy the summer and beat the heat (exhaustion)?

August 06, 2018
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Heat exhaustion is more than feeling just tuckered out. It is a condition that can lead to disorientation, dizziness, nausea and, left untreated, heat stroke.

4 surprising signs you may have heart disease

April 10, 2018

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Early action is important for curbing your risk factors of developing heart problems, especially if you have a genetic predisposition to the disease.

Take care of your kidneys, the body's detox superheroes

March 27, 2018

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Our kidneys keep our bodies healthy, and all adults need to get annual tests as part of the preventive care of these vital organs.

Why is a high salt diet so bad for you?

March 15, 2018

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The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Your diet plan should be as unique as you are

March 02, 2018
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Obesity is a big problem in the U.S. today. Diets don’t work. Changing long-term eating habits that match your lifestyle work best, and keeping it simple is the key.

American Heart Month

February 23, 2018
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death – almost 18 million deaths each year worldwide, and one American death every 38 seconds. Some causes we can’t change, like age and genetics – but there are lots of things we can do to improve our heart health. 

Protect your heart from holiday heart syndrome

December 11, 2017
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Interview with Joshua Buckler, M.D., Chief of Cardiovascular Services and Medical Director of the Swedish Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Network, on how to protect your heart from holiday heart syndrome.

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