The Weird Thing Grip Strength Says About Your Health

Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and premature death, according to a new study.

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Why Shorter People May Be More at Risk From Heart Disease

A study of nearly 200,000 men and women found that shorter people have a higher risk of heart disease than their taller counterparts.

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Eating Peanuts and Peanut Butter Could Be a Cheap Way to Boost Heart Health

Researchers looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China, and found nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from heart disease and other causes.

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7 Weird Things That Can Mess With Your Heartbeat

Learn the top triggers of heart palpitations, plus what to do about each one.

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The Heart Attack Warning Signs Younger Women Often Ignore

Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

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Why You Might Want to Start Using Your Gym’s Sauna

Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your heart health.

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4 Causes of Chest Pain You Might Not Know About

It’s possible for some people to experience chest pain outside of a heart attack. Here are four causes of chest pain you may not have heard about.

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Fear Eating Foods High in Cholesterol

Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation’s Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports.

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Why This Antibiotic, Heart Drug Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors

The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

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Why Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Actually So Bad for You

Kirstie Alley announced that she dropped 50 pounds—which is a story we’ve heard before. But a recent study suggests that losing weight at all (even if you gain it back) may reduce your risk for a common condition.

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