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Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation “Holiday Heart Syndrome”?

Featured at Grand Rounds: Health Tips at The holidays seem to bring on lots of atrial fibrillation, often attributed to a condition called "Holiday Heart Syndrome", which is supposedly caused by consuming too much alcohol and caffeine during the holidays. This year, can we avoid afib caused by Holiday Heart Syndrome? I think so, …

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Full-Body Scans, Federally-Mandated Groping, and Atrial Fibrillation, Oh My!

By Mellanie True Hills I just got home from a one-week multi-city trip and have so much catching up to do. But with the furor over the new airport security screening procedures that have just gone into effect in the US, I have some thoughts that I simply must share before my head explodes. This …

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Update to “Olympic Athlete Fights Atrial Fibrillation”

I recently wrote Olympic Athlete Nicola Coles Fights Atrial Fibrillation about the New Zealand rower who experienced atrial fibrillation during her final training for Beijing. You may have wondered if Nicola's afib impacted her during the Olympics. You'll find the answer in the updated story: Nicola Coles and Other Olympic Athletes Fight Atrial Fibrillation Just …

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Hear Your Heart to Reduce Stress and Save Your Life

Stress reduction through heart coherence, by Vreni Gurd, is great food for thought for anyone dealing with stress, especially for those with atrial fibrillation triggered by stress. Some interesting comments from the article: The brain and the heart are connected via the autonomic peripheral nervous system, which is not under conscious control and regulates organ …

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Whether or not you have atrial fibrillation, stress isn't good for you. We've all had e-mail disasters, and they are stressful. I had one earlier this year. A writer for recently had her own e-mail disaster, but as I shared my experience, she realized that there is life after e-mail disaster. She wrote up my experience at …

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Mellanie True Hills of was Quoted at

If you're a Blackberry addict or a stress junkie, which can contribute to atrial fibrillation, you may be interested in this new article in which Mellanie True Hills, CEO of, was quoted. Mellanie True Hills quoted at P.S. A reader just sent this additional link for Blackbery addicts: Texting and walking is bad for …

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