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Exercise May Protect Older Women from Irregular Heartbeat

Older women who are obese or have a normal weight can reduce their risk of developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat by doing more physical activity, a new study finds. The findings contradict previous research which suggested that strenuous exercise might raise the risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a news release from the American Heart […]

Know Limits for Black Licorice

When you pass by the Halloween candy bowl this week, federal health officials want adults 40 and older to limit the amount of black licorice they eat every day. Eat more than 2 ounces daily for two weeks and you might wind up with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia. Food and Drug Administration officials […]