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risk factors

New drug targets heart attack scars

In animal tests, the experimental medicine helped lessen the effects of scarring and promoted the formation of new blood vessels.

Invest in middle age, reap in old age

If you want to gain quality years, adopt a low-risk lifestyle that embraces exercise and good nutrition—and shuns smoking and alcohol.

Breast cancer—early detection is key

Doctors can help save lives when they know the risk factors involved—and early detection is the best starting point.

Can saliva foretell heart disease?

Study: People with clogged arteries often have a different type of bacteria in their spit.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Break the cycle

Change your medical future by following this sage advice from a doctor who has seen it happen.

Vitamin D may lower miscarriage risk

Study: Soon-to-be moms and moms alike can dramatically influence the health of their babies by getting an extra dose of the sunshine vitamin.

Listen to your heart, ladies

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women—but warning signs can often be ambiguous.

Tackling Alzheimer’s disease

It is never too late to lower your risk factors for dementia, but the time to start is now.

9 out of 10 strokes could be prevented

High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor.

Patient Story

Too young for a heart attack?

Maybe not. Women need to be aware of how symptoms may vary between the genders.

What you need to know about heart disease

Know your risk factors and symptoms.

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