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  1. Heart Surgery Transfusions May Up Pneumonia Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report. "The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine's greatest accomplishments, but we are co

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  2. Upper Blood Pressure Number and Younger Adults

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. "High blood pressure becomes increasi

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  3. High Cholesterol in Middle Age, Heart Risk Later?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels. But new research reveals that lon

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  4. Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds. This elevated risk was highest in the first month a

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  5. A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds. The study of adults aged 71 to 80 found that daily consumption of 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sal

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  6. Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspir

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  7. FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Type of AFib

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Savaysa (edoxaban) is approved to t

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  8. Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol in Some People

    Jan. 8, 2015 -- An avocado a day might help keep bad cholesterol at bay. Eating one per day as part of a certain heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet can help improve "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in people who are overweight or obese, according to a small study in the Journal of the American Hea

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  9. Top Healthy Habits for Your Heart

    Jan. 8, 2015 -- You can dramatically lower or nearly wipe out your chances of a heart attack and heart disease by following healthy lifestyle habits. Two recent studies show it’s true whether you're a man or a woman, and even if you already have risk factors like high cholesterol. The healthy habits

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  10. High Blood Sugar and Risk of Early Death in Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests. This increased risk was true even if pati

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