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What is a heart attack?

A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get enough oxygen.

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Quitting smoking when you’re older

If you’re older, you may wonder if it’s too late to quit smoking. Or you may ask yourself if it’s even possible to quit at your age, especially if you’ve tried more than once and haven’t been successful. . . .

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Alcohol and older adults

Adults of any age can have problems with alcohol. In general, older adults don’t drink as much as younger people, but they can still have trouble with drinking. . . .

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Understanding high cholesterol

Have you been told that your cholesterol level is too high? If so, you are at increased risk for heart attack or stroke. . . .

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Using relaxation techniques to improve the health of older adults

Some health challenges common in older adults can be addressed by using relatively safe, simple, and effective relaxations techniques. Anxiety, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, and rheumatoid arthritis all can be better managed by learning and applying relaxation techniques. And these same techniques are very helpful as well in combating the stress of those who act as caregivers for the elderly. . . .

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