What Causes a Heart Attack?
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What Causes a Heart Attack?

Atherosclerosis is not only a tongue twister; it’s the leading cause of heart attacks worldwide. Understanding how this disease can lead to an attack starts with knowing how your immune system works for and against you. The good news is that thanks to medical advancements, people are living longer and surviving in the face of […]

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Heart Failure Story: Sara Campos
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Heart Failure Story: Sara Campos

(gentle piano music) Hi, I’m Sara Campos, and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. In 2009, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and it all came about because of my breast cancer, my chemotherapy, and my radiation. It’s been quite an adventure with lots of problems. You go through, it’s said to me, “You’re clean for […]

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3 Types of Heart Disease | Heart Disease
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3 Types of Heart Disease | Heart Disease

So what are the different types of heart disease? Well, if we take a simple analogy like a house, we can say that the heart is like a house. It has plumbing, and there can be a problem with the arteries and veins. It has a structural element, which are the walls, and there can […]

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Rheumatic heart disease

Two days before school holidays, Tieandra started complaining about her hips aching and hurting that night. I thought it was nothing because the next day she’d just get up and play around. I thought she was just trying to get off school. So we know across the board Aboriginal people have much poorer health status […]

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On The Move After A Heart Attack
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On The Move After A Heart Attack

Welcome to Living Healthy Chicago, I’m Jane Manzures. You know, we talk a lot about the benefits of staying on the move and sometimes do that, you have to overcome some big health hurdles. But don’t let those hurdles stop you. That’s the motto of this marathoner who says determination helped him get moving again […]

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