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Menopause and Heart Disease – Are They Connected?

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As people age, their risk of heart disease increases. Women especially are susceptible to heart related diseases as they get older. According to American Heart Association, more than one in three female adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. After a woman has gone through menopause, their risk of heart disease increases. Menopause itself does not actually cause cardiovascular issues, however, the risk factors associated with a poor diet, smoking and...

Recovering from a Heart Attack – What You Should and Shouldn’t Do

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In Canada, heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada after cancer and the leading cause of hospitalization. The most common form of heart disease is Ischemic Heart Disease, also known as coronary heart disease. Recovering from a heart attack can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. Recovering from a heart attack...