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Vitamins and exercise can lower your risk for heart attack and heart disease. Folic acid, vitamins, and homocysteine levels are interconnected and affect your risk for heart disease or heart attack. Antioxidants and exercise also play a key role in heart attack and heart disease prevention. Lower your risk factors for heart disease and heart attack by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, diabetes prevention, and smoking cesssation.

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    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Lower Cholesterol Levels with Diet and Medication Cholesterol is naturally produced by the body, and is a building block for cell membranes and hormones. Low-density lipoprotein...learn more »
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      Lower Cholesterol Levels with Diet and Medication Article
      • Cholesterol levels facts
      • What is cholesterol?
      • What are LDL and HDL cholesterol?
      • What determines the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood?
      • Does lowering LDL cholesterol prevent heart attacks and strokes?
      • How can LDL cholesterol levels be lowered?
      • What are "normal" cholesterol blood levels?
      • What are the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines?
      • Why is HDL the good cholesterol?
      • What are LDL/HDL and total/HDL ratios?
      • How can levels of HDL cholesterol be increased?
      • What are triglycerides and VLDL?
      • Do high triglyceride levels cause atherosclerosis?
      • What causes elevated triglyceride levels?
      • How can elevated blood triglyceride levels be treated?
      • What are cholesterol-lowering foods?
      • What medications are available to lower cholesterol, lipids, and triglycerides?
      • Is lowering LDL cholesterol enough?
    • Vitamins & Exercise: Heart Attack Prevention Series Vitamins and exercise can lower your risk for heart attack and heart disease. Folic acid, vitamins, and homocysteine levels are...learn more »
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      Vitamins & Exercise: Heart Attack Prevention Series Article
      • Homocysteine, folic acid, and B vitamins
      • What about antioxidants for heart attack prevention?
      • How about exercise for heart attack prevention?
      • What about smoking cessation for heart attack prevention?
      • Recommendations to prevent heart attacks
    • Juvenile Bone Health Setting a good example for your children when it comes to diet and exercise will help them to make healthy decisions about...learn more »
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      Juvenile Bone Health Article
      • Why is childhood such an important time for bone development?
      • What is osteoporosis? Isn't it something old people get?
      • How can I help keep my kids' bones healthy?
      • How can I persuade my daughter to drink milk instead of diet soda? She thinks milk will make her fat.
      • But my kids don't like milk.
      • My teenage son loves milk, but it seems to upset his stomach. Could he have lactose intolerance?
      • My daughter is constantly dieting. Should I be concerned?
      • Should I give my kids calcium supplements?
      • How does physical activity help my kids' bones?
      • Is it possible to get too much exercise?
      • What else can my kids do besides eating calcium-rich foods and getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise to keep their bones healthy?
      • My son has asthma and takes a steroid medication to control it. His doctor said this might affect his bones. Is there anything we can do about this?
      • My 8-year-old son is a daredevil and has already broken several bones. could he have a problem like osteoporosis at this young age?
      • How can I get through to my kids? They sure don't think about their bones.
      • Where can I go for more information?
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      Heart Attack Treatment Article
      • What is a heart attack?
      • How is a heart attack treated?
      • Antiplatelet agents
      • Aspirin
      • Thienopyridines
      • Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors
      • Anticoagulants
      • Clot-dissolving drugs
      • Coronary angiography and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
      • Coronary artery stents
      • Nitrates
      • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
      • Beta blockers
      • Oxygen
      • Coronary artery bypass
      • What can a patient expect during recovery from a heart attack?
      • How can a second heart attack be prevented?
    • Osteopenia Osteopenia is a bone condition characterized by bone loss that is not as severe as in osteoporosis. Bone fracture is the typical...learn more »
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      Osteopenia Article
      • Osteopenia facts
      • What is osteopenia?
      • What causes osteopenia?
      • What are osteopenia symptoms and signs?
      • Why is osteopenia important?
      • When should I see my doctor for osteopenia?
      • How is osteopenia diagnosed?
      • Who should be tested for osteopenia?
      • What is the treatment for osteopenia?
      • What follow-up is needed after treatment of osteopenia has been initiated?
      • Can osteopenia be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of osteopenia?

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