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The Female Heart: February Marks American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day

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UCLA Cardiologists Offer Heart Healthy Tips

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February is American Heart Month. UCLA cardiologists from the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program offer heart healthy tips.

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Watching Rom-Coms May Help Strengthen Your Marriage.

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Courting Cupid? 5 On-Target Tips for Love

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Valentine’s Day Experts From DePaul University Discuss the Heart, Mental Health, Consumer Behavior, Religious Symbolism and Love Songs

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For the Love of Chocolate

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, does chocolate appeal to you for its flavor, symbolic meaning of love or potential health benefits? Dr. Judith Rodriguez, a nutrition professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida, discusses myths and facts about chocolate.

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Hold Your Breath to Protect Your Heart

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A simple technique may be most effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer.

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Hospital Rankings for Heart Failure Readmissions Are Not Affected by Patient’s Socioeconomic Status

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Mount Sinai study shows the socioeconomic status of congestive heart failure patients does not influence hospital rankings for heart failure readmissions.

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New Study Finds Patients with Atrial Fibrillation at Higher Risk of Developing Dementia When Meds Are Out of Range

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City has found that atrial fibrillation patients who are on blood thinning medications are at higher risk of developing dementia if their doses are not in the optimal recommended range.

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Not Having Much Luck with Relationships? Be Humble, Study Finds

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Researchers found that prospective dating partners who were more humble were viewed as more attractive candidates for a romantic relationship than those less humble. In long-distance relationships, partners who are viewed as humble tended to recover more quickly after offenses than their less humble counterparts, according to research released in the Journal of Positive Psychology.