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    1. U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation's Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture p

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    2. Stress and Heart Attack Recovery in Younger Women

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When younger people have heart attacks, stress may lead to a worse recovery. This problem may be of particular concern among women, a new study suggests. Although stress affects both men and women, researchers found that

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    3. A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease, a new Internet survey found. And about one in five would be willing to pay $1,000 or more to avoid taking tha

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    4. FDA: 72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillator Failure

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also receive

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    5. Upper Blood Pressure Number and Younger Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young and middle-aged adults with high systolic blood pressure -- the top number in the blood pressure reading -- may have an increased risk for heart disease, a new study suggests. "High blood pressure becomes increasi

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    6. Heart Surgery Transfusions May Up Pneumonia Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report. "The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine's greatest accomplishments, but we are co

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    7. High Cholesterol in Middle Age, Heart Risk Later?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many folks in their 30s and 40s chow down on burgers, fried chicken and other fatty foods without fear, figuring they have years before they need to worry about their cholesterol levels. But new research reveals that lon

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    8. Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds. This elevated risk was highest in the first month a

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    9. A Bit More Salt Each Day May Not Harm Older Adults

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming a "modest" amount of salt might not harm older adults, but any more than that can damage health, a new study finds. The study of adults aged 71 to 80 found that daily consumption of 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sal

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    10. Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspir

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