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Daylight Saving Time and heart attack risk

As we leap forward an hour this weekend, you may want to take a step back to help your heart.  That's after a new study finds an increased risk for a heart attack on the Monday and Tuesday following Daylight Saving Time.  Experts say losing an hour of sleep is the likely cause.  The risk for heart attack goes *down* in the fall when we get an extra hour of sleep.  Experts recommend getting to bed early or try establishing a regular sleep schedule that doesn't vary significantly between weekends and weekdays.

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