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Heart Attack Know the Signs

You may heard of people getting heart attacks, but can you recognise the warning signs? The signs may vary and usually last for at least 10 minutes. You may experience one or more of these symptoms below:   1)   ...
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Beat On, Brave Heart!

Coronary Artery Disease is a condition where the heart’s artery becomes narrowed due to the build up of plaque on its inner walls. Because of this constriction, the flow of blood that carries much-needed oxygen to the ...
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Understanding Cholesterol

Mention cholesterol and what comes to mind is usually heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. For too long, cholesterol has been regarded as bad news, until the recent decades when scientists began telling us about good...

A Heart To Heart Talk

Do you know what your doctor is talking about when he tells you about your heart problem?  Urban Health demystifies some of the most common heart terms:

Too Much Sugar is Bad for Your Heart

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 recommends an upper limit of 25 percent or less of daily calories consumed as added sugar. Researchers at the Davis-based University of California examined what happened when you...

The Heart

Overview A muscular organ, the heart is located under the ribcage between the right and left lungs. Its size depends on a person’s age, size and condition.  In a healthy, average-sized adult, it is almost the size of ...