Subtle symptoms It’s true: Women are different from men, not least of all when it comes to heart attack symptoms. Once considered almost strictly a man’s problem, we now know that anyone can have a heart attack. Rosie O’Donnell had a heart attack in 2012, and like most women, she didn’t experience the classic, chest-clutching “Hollywood Heart Attack.”
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What you need to know Every flu season (which starts in October and peaks in January and February in the U.S.), as many as 20% of Americans get sick with a virus that can cause serious, even lethal complications (not to mention the general awfulness of a fever, chills, congestion, and body aches). So how come there are still
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Your immune system You probably don’t think much about your immune system until you’re willing it to banish a nasty bug. But your immune system does a great job attacking bad-news microbes every single day. That is, as long as you’re supplying the support it needs, says Neil Schachter, MD, a pulmonary disease specialist at the
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The ultimate guide to OTC medicine Whether it’s a bout of heartburn, seasonal allergies, or unusual vaginal discharge, you may not want to immediately book a doctor’s appointment for something that you might be able to remedy at home. The good news: In most of these cases, you can fix the problem with a quick trip to the
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It messes with your confidence and can hurt your health in more subtle ways too. Here’s what to do if your physician makes you feel bad because of your weight. Fat shaming doesn’t just hurt a person’s self-esteem. Studies show it can take a real toll on physical health too. And according to a new review of
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An investigation revealed Big Sugar worked to shift the blame onto dietary fat and cholesterol. This may be one reason we don’t associate the sweet stuff with cardiovascular risk factors, according to the authors of the report. Amanda MacMillan September 13, 2016 When people think about the health risks of eating too many sweets, they tend
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Kristen Terlizzi had no idea that maternal mortality was an issue in the United States until she almost lost her own life after she delivered her son, Leo. “I had always focused on my baby’s health,” Terlizzi, 35, tells PEOPLE. “It was scary to realize that I was in danger as well.” Since 1990, the maternal mortality ratio
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