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  1. Higher Heart Rate Tied to Earlier Death, Even in Fit

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- Faster heart rates in otherwise healthy men could be a harbinger of an earlier death, even among those who exercise, a new Danish study suggests. The finding provides more evidence of the potential danger lurking in the bodies

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  2. Treatment Shows Promise in Heart Failure Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic heart failure might benefit from a combination of "shock waves" to the heart and an infusion of their own bone marrow cells, an early study suggests. The therapy is still experimental, and experts said much mo

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  3. Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- As anyone who's lost a job can attest, stress and worry often quickly follow. But the health of your heart after unemployment can also take a tumble. Job loss can cause immediate heart issues, and the stress and bad habits th

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  4. Compound in Red Meat, Energy Drinks May Have Heart Disease Link

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- A compound found in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks promotes hardening and clogging of the arteries, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, a new study suggests. Researchers say that bacteria in the dige

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  5. Brisk Walking May Equal Running for Heart Health

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk walking is as good as running for reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risk -- three key players in the development of heart disease, a new study finds. It's a matter of how far you walk or run, not how lo

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  6. Nearly 30% of Americans Have High Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of Americans reporting they have high blood pressure rose nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2009, federal health officials said Thursday. High blood pressure -- or hypertension, a major risk factor for heart dise

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  7. Eat Fish, Live Longer?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids -- found in salmon, ma

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  8. Heart Risks May Also Point to Dementia Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing a person's future risk of heart disease and stroke may be a better predictor of mental decline than a dementia risk test, new research suggests. The study included about 7,800 men and women with an average age of 55. E

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  9. Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who quit taking their cholesterol-lowering statin drugs because of side effects can successfully try again, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 100,000 Boston-area adults who started a statin drug,

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  10. Experts: Chelation Therapy Not Ready for Prime Time

    By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Results from a major trial on controversial chelation therapy for patients with a history of heart attack find a modest benefit from the expensive treatment, but experts conclude there's no clear evidence supporting its use. St

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