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    1. Cut Down Stress to Help Your Heart

      If you want to boost your heart health, you need to do more than eat right and exercise. Go one step extra and ease the stress out of your life. Your ticker will reap the benefits. Long-term stress has an indirect effect on your risk for heart problems, says Deepak Bhatt, MD. "You've got a crazy job

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    2. Heart Disease: Time for a Drastic Diet Change?

      When you find out you have heart disease, it can be a big wake-up call for your diet. You know it's time to make some changes, but how far should you go? Will a moderate shift do, maybe cutting back on high-fat foods? Or do you need to take bigger steps, like going vegan? To figure out the best appr

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    3. Exercise With Heart Disease: FAQ

      Exercise is on your to-do list, for sure. But do questions about how to safely combine physical activity with heart disease keep you from starting a fitness routine?  Relax. A smart plan can put your body in shape and make your ticker stronger. Yes, as long as you stick to what your doctor says you

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    4. Statins May Dampen Flu Vaccine Powers

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies raise the possibility that the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may blunt the effectiveness of flu vaccines in seniors. But experts caution that more research is needed to better unders

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    5. Botox Might Prevent AFib After Bypass Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox isn't just for crow's feet anymore. The injectable wrinkle concealer may also help prevent development of an irregular heart rhythm after bypass surgery, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, as th

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    6. High Cholesterol Linked to Tendon Trouble

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol levels may increase your risk of tendon problems and pain, a new study suggests. Tendons are the tough fibers connecting the body's muscles and bones. The researchers suspect cholesterol buildup in immune

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    7. FDA OKs Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency use of a drug to reverse the blood-thinning effects of another drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Praxbind (idarucizumab) was cleared for use in patients who are taking the anticoagu

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    8. Younger Women and Heart Attacks

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who've had a heart attack are less likely than men to be taking the appropriate heart medications one year later, new Canadian research shows. These findings underscore previous studies that show few

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    9. Confirm High BP at Home, U.S. Task Force Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure levels should generally be confirmed with home or ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment for hypertension, a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation say

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    10. These Drugs May Be Risky for Some Surgery Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests. The research involved over 55,000 surgery patients who were o

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