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Panic attack or heart attack?

Telling the difference

Chronic venous insufficiency

Skin signs of vein problems

Eating disorders

Older adults aren't exempt

Implanted heart devices

Advances in technology

Pacemakers perform two main functions — to monitor your heart rate and to send electrical impulses to ­restore a normal heart rate should it slow or become uncoordinated. Virtually all newer pacemakers also can sense increased exertion and adjust your heart rate to match your physical activity level.

Plant proteins

'Magic mouthwash' for painful, cancer-related mouth sores

Virtual reality

Expanding the possibilities for health care

Microscopic colitis

Microscopic colitis — Feature on a cause of persistent diarrhea.

Nutritional prehabilitation improves outcomes

Rosacea

Finding redness solutions

Hoarseness

Finding your voice again

Cardio-oncology

Cancer and the heart

Video: Figuring out fish oil

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October 2021
Cover Story

Stable angina

Living better, preventing heart attack

Stable angina produces symptoms such as sensation of squeezing or pressure in the chest in a predictable way, such as occurring a few minutes after starting a walk. This makes it hard to do activities you enjoy, but there are effective ways to improve symptoms — and to reduce your risk of future heart attack.

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Sodium intake

American adults often consume more sodium than is recommended, and most of the total sodium intake comes from processed and restaurant foods.
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Second Opinion

I've never had a fracture or any bone health issues. Should I still get a bone density test?

It depends. A bone density test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone. By identifying decreases, your doctor can determine your risk of fractures and diagnose and monitor progression of osteoporosis.

If you're a woman 65 or older, a bone density test is recommended. Even if testing reveals your bone health is good, this test can serve as a baseline measurement for future testing. Testing is also important for women and men who've broken a bone after age 50.

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