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Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur

Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Understanding a Heart Murmur Print this page — An “innocent” heart murmur is a non-dangerous series of sounds made by the heart as it pumps blood through the organ’s chambers and valves, the American Heart Association says. The condition is common among children, and it may disappear and reappear… Read More »

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

Stress and Heart Problems

  In our books and blogs we discuss the risk of living under severe stress. Now there is more evidence to support this concern. The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology reported a large study that concluded that people with high stress jobs are at an increased risk for atrial fibrillation.   Such jobs involve high… Read More »