Features October 2009 Issue

Uncover the Truth Behind 3 Common Myths of Heart Health

Learn why you may need to reconsider what you think you know about medication adherence, diet and exercise.

You read up on heart health, listen to your doctor and try to follow all that good advice. But somehow, ideas about how you should manage your health can get a little skewed. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Curtis Rimmerman, MD, author of Heart Attack, A Cleveland Clinic Guide, says many well-meaning patients sometimes need reminders about the basics of a healthy lifestyle. Here are three common myths or misunderstandings and some advice from Dr. Rimmerman to set things straight.

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