Can A Pet Save Your Life? A Cardiologist Explains

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My philosophy in caring for heart patients in the last 25 plus years is that I’m all for having the biggest toolbox at your disposal. If you can improve your diet, great. Exercise, amazing. Stress reduction, bring it on. Herbs, vitamins, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, sauna, laughter, sleep … go for it! Cardiovascular disease is […]

James Gandolfini Was ‘Walking Time Bomb,’ Says Top Heart Doctor

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For many of us, summer vacation is a time when we eat too much, drink too much, do too much physically, and perhaps neglect to take our medications. That’s why vacation heart attacks like the one suffered by TV star James Gandolfini are tragically common, a top cardiologist tells Newsmax Health. “The Sopranos” actor Gandolfini, […]

Even Healthy People Get Sick: 15 Famous Athletes With Health Scares

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Recently, Serena Williams received emergency treatment for a hematoma caused by a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in her lungs). Though she’s now recovering at home and hopes to be back on the tennis court by early summer, she says that her health problems have been “scary and disappointing,” according to the Washington Post. While […]