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    1. Heart Disease Now Kills 1 of Every 3 Americans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One-third of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, stroke and other heart-related diseases, a report released Wednesday says. Heart disease and stroke are also the leading causes of death worldwide, t

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    2. Natural Remedies for Heart Health: Help or Harm?

      If you want to keep your heart healthy, you'll typically do three things: choose nutritious foods, stay active, and toss bad habits like smoking. But is there a faster way to give your heart an extra boost? Swipe your digital device or turn on the TV and you'll see ad after ad for natural remedies t

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    3. Is There Sex After Heart Disease?

      You've been treated for heart disease. You've followed your doctor's orders to a T. Now she says you're ready to get back to normal life. But does that include sex? You know that clichéd yet haunting scene. Someone's having a fine time in bed. Then he clutches his heart and slumps over -- and then i

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    4. Periodontal Disease and Heart Health

      Does a healthy mouth equal a healthy heart? More and more, the research says "yes." Doctors have been talking about the potential link for nearly two decades and with good reason. Heart disease is a serious problem around the world. So is poor oral health. Could better brushing and flossing give you

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    5. Heart Attacks in Middle-Aged Women: Lower Your Risk

      “Heart attacks only happen to old guys.” “They say 55 is the new 40.” “Heart problems don’t run in my family, I don’t think.” “I have too much going on to worry about that right now.” Ever hear or tell yourself this? The truth is, women between the ages of 40 to 60 -- give or take some years -- can

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    6. Common Heart Failure Drugs May Harm More Than Help

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nitrates are commonly prescribed for heart failure patients, but a new study finds they don't improve quality of life or everyday activity levels as intended. The drugs are prescribed to relieve chest pain so patients

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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