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Heart disease in women: Understand symptoms and risk factors

Although heart disease may often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women...

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Are CT scans safe? Is it true that CT scans may increase my risk of cancer?

Medical imaging exams — including CT scans — have been directly linked to greater life expectancy and declining cancer death rates. Medical imaging exams are also generally less expensive and safer than invasive procedures, such as exploratory surgery. Like other X-ray-imaging exams, CT scans expose you briefly to a small, targeted...

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Can taking vitamins help prevent heart disease or a heart attack?

It's not yet clear if taking vitamins can reduce your risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. But, what is known is that no vitamin can prevent the development of heart disease if you don't control your other risk factors, such as a poor diet, smoking, high...

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