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Alcohol and Healthy Hearts
Scientists have known that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can prevent heart attacks, but a recent study of 38,000 men suggests that how often a man imbibes is more important than what or how much he drinks. As little as half an alcoholic drink a day can reduce the risk of heart attacks, whether the beverage is beer, red or white wine or liquor. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that men who drank at least three days a week had 33 percent fewer heart attacks than nondrinkers. Those who imbibed only once or twice a week had only a 16 percent lower risk. Researchers speculate that drinking a little bit of alcohol regularly helps keep blood cells from becoming sticky, thus helping prevent heart attacks.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.