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, […]

What’s In a Heartbeat? Inside the Human Heart: 10 Fast (and Fun) Facts

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The all-important heart is constantly at work, pumping blood (about 2,000 gallons a day) filled with essential oxygen and nutrients to your body’s organs 24/7. Everything about the heart and how it works is interesting, but here are some nuggets of information we found particularly fascinating. The Heart Sits in the Center of the Chest, […]

My First Booty Shake With Zumba

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One of my goals for this year was to try new ways to stay fit and have fun. I’ve always been interested in trying Zumba after hearing so many good things about it. I’ve been reluctant because I’m not that greatest dancer or the most coordinated person in the world. Yet I still wanted to […]

Heart Health And An Important Blood Test

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We all know by now that during your yearly physical we get our cholesterol checked, our blood pressure and maybe even an Echo Cardiogram (EKG).  But what about your CRP? CRP stands for C-reactive protein and its an important indicator of inflammation within the body which can contribute to many serious problems.  Over time, chronic […]

Chocolate Studies Still Positive for Our Heart

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The latest news as written about on Dr. Weil’s website regarding chocolate is encouraging: an analysis of several studies involving data on more than 100,000 people suggested that those who reported eating chocolate regularly lowered their risk of heart disease by more than l/3 (one-third). That may be great news for chocoholics, but of course, […]