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Woman clutching her chest. (Photo: Dr. Axe)

Heart Murmur?

Early Diagnosis Key to Heart Valve Issues Heart valves control the direction of blood flow, and when something interrupts their precision, the effect can be dire.   Aortic valve stenosis, according to the American Heart Association, is the most common and most serious of
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In an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1 first then assess the three essentials of airway, breathing and circulation, often referred to as the ABCs. (Photo GummyBone/Getty Images)

Emergency Response

The ABCs of Handling Emergency Situations Emergency situations are always stressful, but knowing how to respond at such a time can greatly reduce the anxiety so that everyone involved can get through it safely. Whether it is a traumatic event, an accidental ingestion, a
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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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