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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Disease

Valentine's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to take down all of your heart decorations yet. February is also American Heart Month, so keep gluing glitter to pink construction paper while you educate yourself on all the ways to make sure your future is heart-disease-free.

To get you started, we've answered five big questions about heart health below.

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4 Foods to Avoid if You Want a Healthy Heart, and 4 to Replace Them With

February is American Heart Month, and a number of celebrities have gotten in on the message—in particular, Allison Janney. Janney is now the spokesperson for Go Red for Women, a campaign by the American Heart Association aimed at spreading awareness that the number one killer of women (and men) is heart disease.

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5 Exercises That Will Improve Your Heart Health

You listen to weather updates so you know how to dress. You wash your hands so you don't get the flu. You wear your seatbelt to keep you safe in the car. You are a prevention machine. But are you working to prevent the number one cause of death for both men and women, heart disease? For American Heart Month, we're focusing on ways to avoid this preventable disease. If you want to keep your heart healthy, one of the best things you can do is weekly aerobic activity.  Here are five exercises to keep your heart strong:

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5 Great Foods You Must Eat for a Healthy Heart

We’re in the midst of American Heart Month, so it’s more important than ever to focus on treating your heart right.

And maybe nothing matters more than eating the right foods.

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make in the Gym

Every week, Coach Rick Scarpulla answers questions from readers and gives advice about strength training and fitness. This week, we had a question of our own, so we asked Rick "what are the biggest mi

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6 Myths About Heart Disease Debunked to Keep You Healthy

February is American Heart Month, which is a good time to take stock of your ticker to make sure you’re doing all you can to remain healthy and happy.

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Oklahoma Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic To Take Place Feb 1 and 2

On Feb 1-2 The Oklahoma Dentist Association will hold their fourth annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy at the Great Plains Coliseum.

The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy is two-day event dentists from around the state will provide a variety of dental services for free.

Todd Bridges, DDS 2013 Chair and ODA President

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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Catching the Flu

Unless you’ve been hiding out under the covers shivering, nursing a fever and clutching your achy bones, you probably know this has been a brutal flu season.

What you may not know is there are measures you can take to avoid the flu -- and most of them are pretty darned simple. So, what are they?

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Get Off the Couch or Risk Getting Kidney Disease, Says Science

Mom always told you to stop watching so much TV, get up off the couch and exercise more or you become a bum, right? Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.

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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

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Have You Smoked a Cigarette in the Past Week? — Survey of the Day

Between the persistency of the surgeon general and bans everywhere from workplaces to bars, being a smoker should be harder than it’s ever been before.

But are these anti-smoking efforts actually causing a decline in the rates of cigarette consumption?

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New Research Claims Exercise May Help You Stop Smoking

Smokers who have tried to quit in the past using patches, gum, voodoo witchdoctor magic and other addiction propaganda may just want to step outside for a run the next time they feel the need to smoke,.

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