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Black man rowing hard for high-intensity interval trainingAtrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Terry Graedon - November 3, 2022 - 6 comments

High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Quality of Life for People with Afib

High-intensity interval training helps people with Afib as much as moderate exercise for a much longer time.

Terry Graedon - December 1, 2021

What Is It About Coffee That Protects Your Brain?

Terry Graedon - September 20, 2021

Magnesium Supplement for Irregular Heart Rhythm

An electrocardiogram with evidence of atrial fibrillation, irregular heart rhythm
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Joe Graedon - March 11, 2021

Is Low Vitamin D a Risk for Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is surprisingly common. Popular drugs can pose a risk for atrial fibrillation. Low vitamin D levels may also be a factor.

ECG of A-Fib, atrial fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Terry Graedon - December 2, 2019

Should You Take CoQ10 for Atrial Fibrillation?

Some evidence suggests that there could be benefits in taking CoQ10 for atrial fibrillation. Be sure to check with your doctor about possible interactions.

FDA Approved pill bottle illustration
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Joe Graedon - June 24, 2019

Is the FDA’s Definition of Safe a Lie?

Words matter! That's why we are outraged at the FDA's definition of "safe." The agency claims that all drugs it approves are safe, but some harm people.

Purple Diclofenac pills
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - September 5, 2018

The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain Relievers

A Danish study reviews the dangers of diclofenac and finds that it can harm the heart and digestive tract. Are topical NSAIDs like Voltaren Gel any safer?

Canadian flag in front of the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada.
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Joe Graedon - July 9, 2018

How Can You Find a Legitimate Canadian Pharmacy?

How do you afford crucial medicines like Eliquis when the price can top $400 a month? One reader wants to know how to find a legitimate Canadian pharmacy. We supply answers.

A bottle of TopCare Ibuprofen Tablets, 200mg dosage
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - May 21, 2018

What Can You Do If Ibuprofen Triggers Atrial Fibrillation?

People in pain should be told that ibuprofen triggers atrial fibrillation, as do other NSAIDs. Home remedies may be safer for relieving pain.

Woman feeling eye pain when using cellphone at night
AgingTerry Graedon - April 23, 2018

No Study Support for Fish Oil Soothing Dry Eyes

Although fish oil has a reputation for soothing dry eyes, a recent randomized controlled trial found that placebo capsules of olive oil worked just as well.

a woman holding a large handful of pistachio nuts
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Terry Graedon - April 19, 2018

Will Nuts Protect You from Afib?

People who munch a serving of nuts at least three times a week are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation. Could nuts protect you from Afib?

a cut on a hand
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Joe Graedon - October 23, 2017

Some Eliquis and Xarelto Side Effects NOT in the Prescribing Info

Doctors used to rely upon warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clots. Newer anticoagulants are taking over. Learn about Eliquis and Xarelto side effects.

A dark chocolate square
Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Terry Graedon - May 25, 2017

Does Chocolate Really Help Your Heart?

A Danish study found that people who eat chocolate are less likely to have atrial fibrillation. Does chocolate really help prevent Afib?

Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)Terry Graedon - February 13, 2017

Could Your Pain Reliever Harm Your Heart?

Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs could harm your heart. They increase the risk for the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

woman with knee and joint pain
ArthritisJoe Graedon - January 16, 2017

Do Ibuprofen Side Effects Include Scary High Blood Pressure

Millions pop vitamin I (ibuprofen) every day without a second thought. But ibuprofen side effects can be very serious. All NSAIDs pose significant risks.