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    1. Too Few Are Taking Needed Cholesterol Drugs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of American adults who should be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs don't, federal government researchers report. They also found that blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to take medications that

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    2. Negative Statin News Tied to Dropped Prescriptions

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- News reports on the downsides of statins may push some people to stop taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study hints. The findings, published Dec. 2 in the European Heart Journal, cannot prove that media stories d

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    3. New Drug May Help Fight Heart Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of aging Americans suffer from heart failure, and there are still too few options to treat them. Now, research suggests that a new medication called Entresto might help these patients live longer. The study did

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    4. 1 in 8 Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About one in every eight American adults continue to have high levels of total cholesterol, while even more have low levels of "good" cholesterol, health officials reported Tuesday. Although the percentage of adults with

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    5. Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked too much sitting with an increased risk of heart diseas

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    6. High 'Resting' Heart Rate and Odds of Early Death

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid "resting" heartbeat might mean you have a higher risk of dying early, researchers suggest. "Higher resting heart rate is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular death," said lead researcher Dr. D

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    7. Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting to exercise later in life can still reduce your risk of heart failure, and even modest increases in activity could provide some protection, researchers say. "Our findings suggest that when it comes to exercise and

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    8. Gel Injections May Help Heart Failure Patients

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who had beads of gel injected into their beating hearts continue to show improvement in their health a year after undergoing the procedure, researchers report. About 85 percent of patients who re

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    9. Heart Failure Patients Getting Too Little Exercise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A number of obstacles prevent heart failure patients from getting enough exercise, a new study has found. Supervised aerobic workouts benefit people with heart failure. But a lack of social support and barriers -- such as

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    10. 11 Tips to Cut Your Cholesterol Fast

      If you have high cholesterol, you’re also at higher risk for heart disease. But the good news is, it’s a risk you can control. You can lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise your “good” HDL cholesterol. You just have to make some simple changes. “I tell patients that you have to start somewhere

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