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Oct. 20, 2010
Headaches are common maladies, but that's no comfort when you have one. From inflamed sinuses to drinking too much wine, the cause of your headache can determine how to combat it. But don't reach for your pills just yet -- they might make it worse.
Jul. 13, 2010
Headaches affect all of us at one time or another yet few of us know very much about them. Test your knowledge about this common type of pain with our headache quiz.
Jul. 6, 2010
Headaches can be agonizing, debilitating and affect your ability to handle everyday tasks. Take this quiz and test your knowledge of common causes and cures of headache pain.
Jun. 29, 2010
Tension headaches can be debilitating. Many of us automatically reach for the bottle of medication when they hit, but there are other ways to find relief. Learn about the source of this pain and what headache exercises can do to help.
Jun. 29, 2010
Patients frequently visit their doctor regarding headache-related discomfort. Whether tension or migraine, headaches can be managed using a few simple techniques. Learn about tracking and resolving regularly occurring headaches.
Sep. 24, 2008
The pulsing in your temples spreads to the rest of your aching head. You can't concentrate, and you snap at your co-workers before begging for ibuprofen. Why does your head feel like someone's crushing it?
May. 12, 2008
Can you imagine a headache that lasts for days, months or even years? Millions of migraine sufferers can. It's a condition that affects many people -- so why are migraines still greatly underdiagnosed?
Jul. 26, 2005
Chances are good that if you've experienced the pain and agony of acute sinusitis more than once. Take a look at the information in this article for signs, symptoms and cures for this kind of ailment.
Jul. 22, 2005
Can headaches be triggered by certain foods or drinks? Learn more about the common triggers of headaches and what you can do minimize your exposure to them.
Have a sense of humor! A good laugh can send up to 20 percent more blood pumping through the body.
Due to work-related stress, you’re most likely to have a heart attack on a Monday than any other day of the week! Try stress-relieving activities (like yoga or mediation) on this day.
Men and women have different heart attack symptoms, and it’s actually more difficult for women to tell when they are having an attack. Women who feel faint or short of breath should call 911.
Don't light up. Quit smoking, and you’ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50 percent in just one year.
Steer clear of smokers. Approximately 38,000 people die each year from heart and blood vessel diseases caused by secondhand smoke.
Don't have time to fit in a full 30-minute workout? Try to fit in three, 10-minute sessions instead. Both provide the same benefits for your heart.
Eat a diet low in these three nutrients: fat, cholesterol, and salt. They contribute to high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Heart disease is the single biggest killer of both men and women. The best prevention tool is a healthy lifestyle and an annual doctor's appointment.
Lack of sleep can lead to irregular heart function. Aim to get seven to nine hours!
Get up from your desk. People who sit hunched over their computer for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.
A broken heart can literally increase one’s risk for heart attack. Heal after a break-up by taking time to grieve and then surrounding yourself with positive friends.
Wash dinner down with wine – but just one glass! Scientists have found that moderate amounts of red and white wines can be helpful in preventing heart disease.
Big hearts really do exist. But they're not a sign of greater affection -- they indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
Say "yes, please" to potassium. Loading up potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, and other potassium-rich foods can lower blood pressure by 10 points, according to a recent study.
Get full off fiber. This heart-healthy nutrient can reduce blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Aim for 25 grams per day.
When going out to eat, be wary these words: fried, au gratin, crispy, scalloped, pan-fried, sautéed, buttered, or creamed. They usually mean this dish is packed with heart-harming saturated fats.
Be berry merry. Ladies who ate three or more bowlfuls of berries (specifically blueberries and strawberries) per week cut their of heart attack by approximately 30 percent.
Eat chocolate. Indulging regularly could reduce your risk for heart attack by roughly 37 percent. Just keep the chocolate dark (more antioxidants) and the portion small (one ounce).
Say Namaste. Yoga can help reduce irregular heartbeats.
Eating well and exercising regularly has a greater impact on your risk for heart disease than your family history.
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