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    1. Top 10 Causes of Death in the U.S.

      July 1, 2016 -- The death rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2014, but heart disease and cancer were still the top two causes of death, new data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows.  The top 10 were: Heart disease (23.4% of all deaths) Cancer (22.5%) Chronic lung disea

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    2. Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds. About one in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age

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    3. This Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds. The condition is called heterozygous familial hype

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    4. Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback. A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled. "It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity a

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    5. Antidepressant No Help to Heart Failure Patients

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant Lexapro may not help heart failure patients suffering from depression, German researchers report. "Depression in heart failure may not be the same depression patients without heart failure get and who

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    6. Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Heart Attack Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests. "Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumpt

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    7. Irregular Heartbeat More Deadly in Blacks: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The disorder, called atrial fibrillation, affects about 1 percent of Ameri

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    8. Should You Take Daily Aspirin for Your Heart?

      You may know people who take a low dose of aspirin every day to lower their risk of a heart attack. Before you go trying it yourself, talk to your doctor. You'll need the go-ahead from someone who knows your medical history. You don't want the medicine to do more harm than good. “It's weighing the p

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    9. Another Potential Use for Statins?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've discovered another property of cholesterol-lowering statins. The drugs may significantly reduce the risk of infection in stroke patients, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical r

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    10. Aspirin Often Wrongly Prescribed for AFib

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. patients with the abnormal heartbeat atrial fibrillation who need a blood thinner to prevent strokes aren't getting one, researchers say. About 40 percent of "a-fib" patients deemed at moderat

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