heart disease

A closeup of a medical technicial at a monitor watching results of a far away woman getting a mammogram. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates 266,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 — that’s one in eight women. More than 40,000 will die from the disease this year. The earlier breast
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Symptoms of heath disease and heart attack are different in women and men. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Heart Smart

Detecting Signs of Heart Disease in Women Many women may write off fatigue, body aches and even nausea as the result of stress or as an indication that they need to slow down and rest. What they might not realize is that those subtle symptoms could indicate something much more
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A new UCLA study found that the newly discovered gene meXis helps remove cholesterol from arteries. (Photo: Alamy)

Selfish Genes

Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood
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