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Study Finds Many Patients Undergo Unnecessary Heart Testing

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Study Finds Many Patients Undergo Unnecessary Heart Testing

Heart disease currently ranks as the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States, with 600,000 people dying each year from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most lethal form of the disease, coronary heart disease, accounts for 385,000 deaths annually, and every year…

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How To Test Your Own Cholesterol

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How To Test Your Own Cholesterol

Blood cholesterol levels may be referred to as total cholesterol, serum cholesterol or plasma cholesterol. All these terms refer to the concentration of cholesterol in the bloodstream. This will be given in millimoles per litre (mmol/1), and the reading will probably be between 5 and 7.5 mmol/1. The other unit of measurement is milligrams per…

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

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Do You Know What Smoking is Really Doing to Your Body?

We’ve all heard the facts and seen the labels on the packages, so it’s unlikely that there is anyone left who doubts the negative health effects that smoking has on your body. The anti-smoking charity Ash believes that about 10 million people in the UK smoke cigarettes and a further two million smoke cigars, pipes…

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