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  1. How to Wreck Your Heart

    When it comes to the heart’s health, there are some things you can’t control -- like getting older, or having a parent with heart disease. But there are many more things you can do to lower the chances of sabotaging your ticker. “An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure in this instanc

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  2. Surgery vs. Drugs for Irregular Heartbeat

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery works better, but has more serious side effects, than the standard drugs used to treat occasional bouts of atrial fibrillation, a new study reveals. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart's normally p

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  3. Ease the Stress of a Heart Condition

    A heart condition such as atrial fibrillation, heart failure, high blood pressure, or even high cholesterol can put a lot of stress on you. What's worse, you may be feeling stressed about being stressed. "It can be a vicious cycle -- stress can make heart conditions worse," says N.A. Mark Estes, MD,

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  4. High BP in Young Adults, Heart Trouble Later?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty-somethings with even mildly elevated blood pressure may face an increased risk of clogged heart arteries by middle age, a long-term U.S. study finds. The study, which tracked nearly 4,700 people, found that even "pre-h

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  5. Added Sugar in Diet Tied to Death Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have long thought extra sugar in a person's diet is harmful to heart health because it promotes chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. But the added sugar Americans consume as part of their daily diet ca

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  6. Sunlight Might Be Good for Your Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is known to lower blood pressure, but now a team of British researchers has figured out why. What they found is that nitric oxide stored in the top layers of the skin reacts to sunlight and causes blood vessels to wid

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  7. How to Wreck Your Heart

    No one sets out to hurt their heart. But some habits can add up over time, taking their toll. You can't control things like your family history, or aging. But you have more power than you may think. "There’s a lot of reason to believe you can trump your family history or promote a healthier, longer

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  8. Merck Recalls Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Packaging defects have prompted a recall of a combination cholesterol drug called Liptruzet, produced by Merck & Co., temporarily affecting the entire U.S. stock. Merck said the foil pouches holding Liptruzet pills coul

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  9. Green Tea May Interfere With a Blood Pressure Medicine

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking green tea may lessen the effects of the medication nadolol (Corgard), used to treat high blood pressure, a new small study suggests. Researchers gave 10 volunteers a single dose of 30 milligrams of nadolol after

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  10. Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack: Study

    Jan. 13, 2014 -- A blood test could help identify people at risk for heart attack, according to American researchers. People who have a heart attack have unique cells in their blood and the team at the Scripps Research Institute in California is investigating whether testing people for these cells c

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