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There is an urgent need to start a conversation with Canadians to improve awareness of women’s heart health.

It’s time for a heart-to-heart about women’s cardiovascular health, unique risk factors and symptoms

It’s important for women to not only be aware of their risk for heart disease, but also how they can be proactive and make informed decisions regarding their heart health at all stages of life.
Large industrial facilities like this oil refinery outside Houston are major sources of fine particulate air pollution. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Heart attacks, cancer, dementia, premature deaths: 4 essential reads on the health effects driving EPA’s new fine particle air pollution standard

On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.
Identifying the commonalities between cardiovascular disease and cancer could lead to improved treatments for both. Sveta Zi/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Could a single drug treat the two leading causes of death in the US: cancer and cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease and cancer share many parallels in their origins and how they develop. Nanoparticles offer one potential way to effectively treat both with reduced side effects.
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The lesser-known risk factors for heart disease

Gout, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis are all risk factors for heart disease. They all have one thing in common: inflammation.
High blood pressure has no symptoms, so you could have it and not be aware. nortonsx/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Many Americans wrongly assume they understand what normal blood pressure is – and that false confidence can be deadly

Nearly half of all Americans ages 20 and up have high blood pressure. Yet research shows that most people in the US don’t know the cutoff numbers for healthy blood pressure.

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