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Seven Simple Steps to Better Heart Health

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While February is associated with red-ruffled hearts and chocolate candy for Valentine’s Day, it’s also “American Heart Month, and “There’s no better time to focus on heart disease and kick-start your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, eat better and start exercising,” says Dr. Ravi Dave, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Dave offers 7 simple steps to better heart-health.

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Wine and Chocolate, with Tannins as Cupid

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Wine and chocolate go together at Valentine’s Day like hearts and arrows. And it turns out the two icons of romance share some scientific similarities.

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What 'Tainted' Engagement Rings Reveal About Consumer Expectations

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Thinking about buying an engagement ring for Valentine's Day?

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The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift for Plant Lovers

A new plant just discovered in Hawaii might offer plant lovers the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift.

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8 Secrets for Valentine’s Day Love

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A Love Letter to the Earth

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, students at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry were asked what they love about the Earth.

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A Heart-Shaped Protein

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From cookies and candies to balloons and cards, heart-shaped items abound this time of year. They're even in our blood. It turns out that the most abundant protein molecule in blood plasma—serum albumin (SA)—is shaped very much like a heart.

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What Happens to Your Heart When You Are in Love? A Physician Scientist Explains

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Why You May Skimp on Your Valentine's Day Gift

Just as people are more likely to give more to close friends than to strangers, people may be more likely to give less to close friends than to strangers if there is a mutual overall benefit for doing so. Call it altruistic selfishness. The gift-giver may see himself and a close friend as a unit—and choose the best total gift for the unit rather than for either individual. The total gift could end up including the gift purchased, a free gift, and any money saved.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Top Stories 11 Dec 2015; New Forensic Science Breakthroughs, Breast Cancer Treatment Difference by Age, Racial Disparities in Dialysis, and More...

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Re-Inflating Balloon after Carotid Stenting Appears to Double Risk of Stroke and Death

After reviewing outcomes from thousands of cases, researchers at Johns Hopkins report that patients with blocked neck arteries who undergo carotid stenting to prop open the narrowed blood vessels fare decidedly worse if their surgeons re-inflate a tiny balloon in the vessel after the mesh stent is in place.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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Trending Stories Report for 10 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Astronomy, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neutrinos, oil spills, Toxicology, Cancer, and Nutrition

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Looking for Love? Use Reddit to Give Cupid Tech Support

Study finds that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren’t able to determine social norms or effective match-making techniques on the services, so they use Reddit to learn tips about online dating. Once there, they also find ways that allow them to “cheat the system” to interact with more potential dates

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Give the Gift of a Healthier Heart

The heart is a symbol of love, and there’s no better way to say “I love you” than to help someone you love quit smoking. February is American Heart Month, and New York City Treats Tobacco wants you take steps towards a healthier heart by quitting smoking!

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Love Online Is About Being Real, Not Perfect

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How you fill out an online profile makes a big difference in how you're seen by others. New research shows it is better to be real with your information than trying to be perfect.

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Vanderbilt Health Educator Suggests Nine Steps to a Healthier Heart

In observance of Heart Month in February, Vanderbilt health educator Stacey Kendrick has compiled a list of steps everyone can take for a healthier heart.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the American Sociological Association (ASA) has sociologists available to discuss topics ranging from dating, love, and consumerism to weddings, sex, and sadness.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Valentine’s Day-Related Topics