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  1. Low Health Literacy May Have Deadly Consequences

    April 26, 2011 -- Not knowing enough about basic health can be deadly for people with heart failure, a new study finds. The study shows that nearly one in five people with heart failure have low health literacy, making them more than twice as likely to die as a result of their condition. According t

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  2. Wine, Salt, and Your Heart: Confusion Abounds

    April 26, 2011 -- Most Americans believe that drinking red wine is good for the heart but may not fully understand that failure to limit the amount they drink could lead to serious health problems, according to a new survey by the American Heart Association (AHA). What’s more, most people also mista

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  3. Tai Chi Benefits Heart Patients

    April 25, 2011 -- Tai chi, often called “meditation in motion,” appears to improve the quality of life in people with heart failure, say researchers at Harvard Medical School. The ancient Chinese exercise of tai chi features physical movements that are slow and gentle and require concentration. “His

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  4. Calcium Supplements May Increase Heart Risk

    April 19, 2011 -- The calcium supplements that many older women take to boost their bone health may increase their risk for heart disease, a study shows. “Calcium supplements, with or without vitamin D, mostly increase the risk of cardiovascular events, especially [heart attack],” concludes study re

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  5. Wrist Size May Predict Future Heart Risk in Kids

    April 11, 2011 -- Measuring an overweight child’s wrist size appears to be a better predictor of diabetes and heart risk than calculating body mass index, new research suggests. Wrist size was strongly correlated with insulin resistance in overweight children in the study conducted by researchers at

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  6. Periodic Fasting May Cut Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

    April 5, 2011 -- Occasional water-only fasts may lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans. The study was conducted in Salt Lake City, where two-thirds of the residents are

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  7. Working Long Hours Linked to Heart Disease Risk

    April 5, 2011 -- People who work 11 hours or more on a daily basis may be at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, a British study indicates. The researchers note that doctors often use information from the Framingham Risk Score, which identifies common factors of heart disease, to pr

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  8. Heart-Related Deaths in College Athletes: How Common?

    April 4, 2011 -- The sudden cardiac death rate for collegiate athletes is higher than many previous estimates and could influence screening guidelines for youths participating in organized sports, a new study suggests. Each year, about one in 44,000 players in the National Collegiate Athletic Associ

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  9. Actress Elizabeth Taylor Dies of Heart Failure

    March 23, 2011 -- Actress Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure today in Los Angeles, with her children at her side. She was 79 years old and had been in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for several weeks before her death. "My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, w

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  10. Breakfast Cereals Play Role in Lower Heart Risk

    March 22, 2011 -- High intake of whole-grain cereal is linked to a lower risk of high blood pressure and hefty helpings of dietary fiber are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, especially for young and middle-aged adults, new studies show. Breakfast cereal, in particular, may be an important wa

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