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“The first sign of a heart attack is a heart attack.”

Now that I have reached the seven-decade mark, my cholesterol, kept in check by my eating habits, is still too high. My non-fasting cholesterol of 133 is unacceptable and my doctor has an app that predicts I will have a heart attack within 10 years. Reason enough to start an exercise regimen and a statin drug to reduce the risk.

Heart failure affects nearly six million U.S. adults with nearly one-half million diagnoses yearly. Heart disease or cancer – a deadly duo, bent on extinction of the human race or just speed bumps on the...

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