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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. FDA OKs New Anti-Clotting Drug for Type of AFib

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new anti-clotting drug to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots and strokes in people with a type of heart rhythm disorder has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Savaysa (edoxaban) is approved to t

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    4. Top Healthy Habits for Your Heart

      Jan. 8, 2015 -- You can dramatically lower or nearly wipe out your chances of a heart attack and heart disease by following healthy lifestyle habits. Two recent studies show it’s true whether you're a man or a woman, and even if you already have risk factors like high cholesterol. The healthy habits

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    5. Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol in Some People

      Jan. 8, 2015 -- An avocado a day might help keep bad cholesterol at bay. Eating one per day as part of a certain heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet can help improve "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in people who are overweight or obese, according to a small study in the Journal of the American Hea

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    6. High Blood Sugar and Risk of Early Death in Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests. This increased risk was true even if pati

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    7. Rotating Shifts May Raise Lung Cancer, Heart Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working rotating night shifts may pose a threat to your health, a new study suggests. The study defined rotating shift work as at least three nights spent working each month, in addition to days and evenings worked in the m

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    8. Wearable Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U

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    9. Only 4 in 10 Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Daily: CDC

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis. The study, released Dec. 17 by the U.S. Centers for Di

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    10. Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds. In fact, the benefits were similar to those of conventional exerci

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