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A selection of the latest important news and research on heart health and disease in women.

To Survive a Heart Attack, Don't Delay

Calling 9-1-1 is the most important step to surviving a heart attack without permanent heart damage, yet many women still wait hours before seeking help. Check out our new tipsheet to learn why women wait and how to make sure you do the right thing.

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Blood Pressure Contol Improves, but Women at Risk Despite Treatment

A survey finds that while blood pressure control has improved in recent years, women are less likely than men to reach their treatment goals.

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Switching to Brown Rice Cuts Diabetes Risk

Adding to the growing evidence about the importance of whole grains, a new study finds that a simple switch can go a long way towards protecting your health.

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Sugar-filled Diet Raises Heart Risk

Over the past several decades, Americans have been consuming more and more sugar, mostly because of sweeteners like sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup added to processed or prepared foods. The obesity epidemic is the best-recognized consequence of all this added sugar, but researchers are...
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