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A Missed Opportunity After a Heart Attack
Many heart attack survivors may be missing out on an opportunity to quit smoking after they leave the hospital, a new study found.
Younger Smokers May Face Greater Risk
Smoking is dangerous for people of all ages, but younger people who smoke may face higher health risks, a new study found.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
How to Fight Depression After a Heart Attack
After a heart attack, taking care of your body is very important — and so is taking care of your mind.
Global Health Affected by Unhealthy Habits
Many of the deaths that occur around the world today may be preventable.
There's No Place Like Home — To Grow Old
For those in midlife, lifestyle choices made now may have a major impact on living long and staying independent later in life.
Avoiding Tobacco After a Heart Attack: A Healthy Choice
After a heart attack, quitting smoking can be a life-saving health decision. Could quitting smokeless tobacco have the same effect?
Heart Healthy Smoking Cessation Therapies
Kicking the smoking habit can improve overall health and quality of life. A recent review investigates where smoking cessation therapies affect heart health.
Smoking Hurts Bypass Odds
There are a lot of reasons to quit smoking. Improved outcomes in bypass surgery is one of them. Quit now and be healthier sooner and later.
Smoking Bans Lower Heart Attacks
Anti-smoking rules now allow four out of five Americans to enjoy clean air in most public places. The icing on the cake showed a reduced chance of heart attack for non-smokers.