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Women’s Wellness: Symptoms and risk factors for heart attack

Although heart disease can often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their unique symptoms of heart disease and to begin to reduce their risk of heart disease.

Categories: Heart Health

Stress relief from laughter? It's no joke

Whether you're guffawing at a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke.

Stress relief from laughter

A good sense of humor can't cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do.

Categories: Stress

Heart-healthy menus

Do you want to adopt a heart-healthy diet, but aren't sure where to start? Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus provided by Mayo Clinic Staff to get started.

Categories: Nutrition

Heart-healthy Diet

Heart disease is a leading cause of death, but it's not inevitable. While you can't change some risk factors — such as family history, sex or age — there are plenty of ways you can reduce your risk of heart disease.

Get started with these seven tips for boosting your heart health:

Categories: Heart Health

Secondhand smoke

You don't smoke because you understand the dangers — but what about smoke you inhale involuntarily? Secondhand smoke causes or contributes to various health problems, including heart disease and lung cancer. Understand what's in secondhand smoke, and consider ways to protect yourself and those you love from it.

Categories: Wellness

Butter versus margarine

Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of a cow. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and may be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it comes to heart health, that's where the similarities end.

Categories: Nutrition

Aortic calcification

Aortic valve calcification is a condition in which calcium deposits form on the aortic valve in the heart. These deposits can cause narrowing at the opening of the aortic valve. This narrowing can become severe enough to reduce blood flow through the aortic valve — a condition called aortic valve stenosis.

Categories: Heart Health

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