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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

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People who drink in moderation tend to be better educated and more well off, which increases their odds of being healthy. Photographer: Katsiaryna Pakhoma/iStockphoto hide caption

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Ben Lecomte has swum across the Atlantic Ocean, and now he aims to traverse the Pacific, which will take him five or six months. Bongani Mlambo/The Longest Swim hide caption

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Can Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? Swim The Pacific To Find Out

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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

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"Because he wasn't raised where health was an issue in the household. There was nobody talkin' about health, probably nobody talking about not smoking or drinking or unhealthy practices, what it could lead to. There was nobody talkin' about that." National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hide caption

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Aspirin can lower the risk of heart attacks, but there's concern that it's being overused. Jim DeLillo/iStockphoto hide caption

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Panel Says Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Some

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Researchers say poor sleep quality, too much sleep and too little sleep all play a role in heart health. iStockphoto hide caption

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Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

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Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

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For all the good aspirin can do in preventing second heart attacks and strokes, taking it daily can boost some risks, too — of ulcers, for example, and of bleeding in the brain or gut. iStockphoto hide caption

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Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

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For someone 2.5 inches shorter than average, the risk of coronary artery disease increases by about 13.5 percent, scientists found. PW Illustration/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

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Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

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