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While boxes of decadent chocolates treats, celebratory champagne and romantic high-calorie dinners may dance in your mind as a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your heart may be pining for something else. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it is a great time to look at the state [...]
By Roxanne Moster • February 14, 2017
Stay active! Regular physical activity has the potential to make the biggest impact on health. Keep moving! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 13, 2017
Heart attacks peak during the holidays! The highest risk days are December 26, followed by December 25, followed by New Year’s Day. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 11, 2017
When city-wide smoking bans were put into place in Pueblo, CO, Helena, MT and Bowling Green, OH, heart attack rates fell by up to 47%. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 10, 2017
Studies from more than 20 countries show that moderate drinkers have 20-40% less coronary heart disease than nondrinkers. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA. [...]
By uclahealth • February 9, 2017
People who brush their teeth only once a day are more likely to develop atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) than people who brush their teeth twice daily. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 8, 2017
Approximately 40% of people having a heart attack die before they get to the hospital. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 7, 2017
CT scans of mummies reveal that heart disease was surprisingly frequent in ancient Egypt, suggesting that heart disease is caused by factors other than modern habits. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA. [...]
By uclahealth • February 6, 2017
A person who has both a first degree relative (a parent or sibling) and a second-degree relative (uncle or grandparent) who suffer from early heart disease is nearly 10 times more likely to suffer from heart disease early in life. Learn more about
By uclahealth • February 5, 2017
A person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day/time of the week. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.  
By uclahealth • February 4, 2017