By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The holiday season is filled with to-do lists, but one should rise to the top: Take care of your heart.

Whether from stress, cold weather or falling out of good habits in terms of eating, sleeping and drinking, heart attack rates spike as much as 40% between Christmas and New Year’s, according to cardiologist Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones. He is chairman of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

“When we look across the year in terms of heart attack rates, what we see is fairly constant rates week…


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