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Risk Factors for Heart Attacks

If you want to avoid a heart attack, understanding your risk factors can go far. From your lifestyle habits to your blood pressure levels, there are many aspects of your life that can determine the likelihood of this life-threatening event. Let’s find out.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US, and heart attacks commonly trigger those fatalities. They happen when blood flow to your heart is interrupted, often by a blood clot, causing the tissue to die. And while getting needed care as soon as one happens can increase your odds of survival, it’s even better

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Fatty meats, processed foods of ‘western lunch’ raise heart disease risk

A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite.

Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health effects of not only what people eat, but when.

Researchers found that U.S. adults who favored a “Western” lunch — heavy in cheese, processed meat, refined grains, fat and sugar — were at heightened risk of premature death from heart disease.

The same was true of people who had a penchant for potato chips and other “starchy” snacks between meals.

On the opposite

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Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Raise Heart Risks

News Picture: Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Greatly Raise Your Heart RisksBy Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter

A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite.

Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health effects of not only what people eat, but when.

Researchers found that U.S. adults who favored a “Western” lunch — heavy in cheese, processed meat, refined grains, fat and sugar — were at heightened risk of premature death from heart disease.

The same was true of people who had a penchant for potato chips and other “starchy” snacks

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Spokane Valley coffee shop fined $126,000 for COVID-19 violations in first three months of 2021; Sacred Heart among businesses cited

OLYMPIA – Coffee shops, construction companies, bars, casinos, long-term care facilities, a hospital.

Throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, some businesses across Spokane struggled to follow guidelines.

Some chose to stay open despite regulations because they feared losing business. Others failed to offer proper social distancing for employees or signs to customers about wearing masks.

As of the first week of May, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) had issued $7.3 million worth of fines to businesses failing to follow COVID-19 guidelines or mask mandates. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board received 11,836 complaints about bars refusing

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