9 Tips for Living With Heart Failure
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Tips to Stay Healthier, Longer

Nearly five million Americans of all ages are living with heart failure. Another 400,000 will be diagnosed within a year. With heart failure, the heart can't pump blood the way it should. If you’re one of the millions who have this condition, here’s what you need to know about living well with heart failure.
 

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