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Being happy can help heart patients get healthy

Published: 3:02 pm CDT, September 23, 2013

New research shows that there really is a connection between a positive attitude and heart health.

Scientists discovered that heart patients who maintained good spirits were more likely to live longer and be hospitalized less than those with a negative disposition. The key seems to be that happy people are more likely to exercise.

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown tells about the latest research on the subject in her latest Huffington Post column.

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