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Calcium in arteries? Hard to figure

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According to many cardiologists, calcium in the coronary arteries (detected on scanning, often as a screening test for heart disease) is a major risk factor for heart attacks and premature death, so if you have calcium in your cardiac arteries, you need to do something about it, which in the US at least, far too […]

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Watch out: Cold weather can kill you

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In yet another of the huge number or interesting studies presented recently at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, in Barcelona, Spain, researchers from Sweden looked at a huge number of heart attacks in that country’s fabulous central health register and concluded that the colder it gets, the higher the number of […]

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So should you get a shingles vaccine?

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The debate about shingles vaccines has just been re-ignited with a study that compared 23,000 people who got shingles with 23,000 who didn’t. And the study concluded that those people who did get shingles were significantly more likely to develop a stroke, heart attack, or another heart problem. This risk was highest for the first […]