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Fatal Heart Attacks Occur On Christmas More Than Any Other Day

Researchers, more than a decade ago, found that more fatal heart attacks occur on Christmas Day than any other day of the year.

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Stents May Not Help Treat Clogged Kidney Arteries

New research raises serious questions about a very common medical procedure — placing a stent to prop open a narrowed kidney artery.


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Texas Tech’s Gillispie Ordered To Avoid Stress

Billy Gillispie said doctors have ordered him to avoid any stress for 30 days in an effort to bring the Texas Tech basketball coach’s blood pressure down.


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Healthy And Obese? It’s Possible

Usually being obese means a higher chance of developing health problems. But, a new study shows that it is possible to be fat and fit – and also to be at no greater risk for some chronic diseases.


Chocolate is the go-to food for saying 'love you,' but it also contains phenylethylamine and other chemicals which can act as a stimulant similar to the body's natural endorphins.

Dark Chocolate May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Here’s one more excuse to chomp down on that dark chocolate bar. It may help you lower your blood pressure.


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Relaxed Breathing Can Help Many Medical Conditions

Studies show that relaxed breathing can actually help dozens of medical conditions — from stress to asthma — if you know how to do it correctly.


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Study Suggests Taking Blood Pressure In Both Arms

If you take the advice of a new study, it might be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked in both arms.