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    1. Blood Pressure May Soar if You Live Near Airport

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near an airport isn't just hard on your hearing, it may also be hard on your heart, new research suggests. "The volume of air traffic has skyrocketed since jet-powered planes were introduced in the 1960s," said stud

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    2. Single Working Moms Carry a Heart Burden

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Single working moms, who are often pressed for time and money, may have to worry about their heart health, too. Compared to married mothers with jobs, single working mothers in the United States have a higher risk of h

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    3. Mixed News on Drinking and Heart Health

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Texans living in "dry" counties are more likely to suffer heart attacks and congestive heart failure than people living in nearby "wet" counties, where alcohol sales are legal, a new study reports. But they're also less

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    4. Are High Cholesterol Levels Bad for Older People?

      June 13, 2016 -- Heart experts have cast doubt on a study claiming high levels of cholesterol do not cause heart disease in older people. The study, by an international team, also calls into question whether doctors should be prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to people over 60. F

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    5. Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your blood pressure reading at a routine doctor's office visit is alarmingly high, in most cases that doesn't mean a trip to the emergency room, a new study suggests. In the Cleveland Clinic study of office visits by al

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    6. Irregular Heartbeat May Be Deadly in Car Crash

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation might be risky if you get into a car accident, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat. Researchers report the condition i

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    7. Marriage a Boost for Heart Attack Survivors

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack and leave the hospital sooner than single people, a new British study finds. "Our results should not be a cause for concern for single people who have had a heart

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    8. Shift Workers at Greater Risk of Heart Ills: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep deprivation and an abnormal sleep cycle may increase the risk of heart disease, especially for shift workers, a small study suggests. "In humans, as in all mammals, almost all physiological and behavioral processes, i

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    9. This Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot reduces heart failure patients' risk of hospitalization, a new study shows. "Uptake of the flu vaccination in heart failure patients is relatively low, ranging from less than 20 percent in low and midd

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    10. Smog Can Make Blood Pressure Soar: Studies

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence links air pollution with increased risk of developing dangerous high blood pressure. The findings stem from a review of 17 studies conducted around the world. Each assessed a possible link between blood pressure

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