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The Holidays Can Take a Toll on Heart Health: What You Can Do
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The Holidays Can Take a Toll on Heart Health: What You Can Do

During the holidays, experts say it’s key to take steps to protect your health. Stress from travel, seasonal viruses, and forgotten medication can all increase the risk of cardiac events.According to research, fatal heart attacks occur most often during the holiday seasonImproved diet, exercise, and commitment to your medications can reduce these risksThis holiday season it’s important to take care of your heart health, especially if you have risk factors like atrial fibrillation or high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA reports that this time of year is when serious cardiac events are more likely to occur and when cardiac-related deaths are most likely to happen. While that news may seem dire, there are clear steps you can take to stay heart-hea...