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    1. Could 'Star Trek'-Like Health Device Be Near?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Beam us up, Scotty!" U.S. researchers say they've developed a small, wearable health monitor they're likening to the "Star Trek" tricorder. The flexible Chem-Phys patch can be worn on the chest and tracks biochemical and e

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    2. Updated Heart Failure Treatment Guidelines Issued

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An updated guideline adds two new types of drugs to the list of treatment options for heart failure. In people with the condition, the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. The two new treatments in the updated

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    3. Could Potatoes Be Bad for Blood Pressure?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potatoes are a popular staple of the American diet, but eating too many -- whether boiled, baked, mashed or fried -- may raise the risk for high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Consuming four or more servings of po

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    4. Wearable Monitor Helps Spot 'Masked' High BP

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Constant blood pressure monitoring could help doctors spot black people with "masked," or undetected, high blood pressure, a new study suggests. "Masked" high blood pressure can be difficult to diagnose. People with

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    5. Half of Heart Attacks Might Be 'Silent'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as half of all heart attacks may be "silent" -- without the typical crushing chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, new study findings suggest. Among nearly 9,500 Americans included in the study, 45 perc

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    6. Booze, High Blood Pressure a Dangerous Mix

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even an ounce of alcohol a day might alter heart function if you have high blood pressure, researchers report. For someone with high blood pressure, drinking -- even in small amounts -- can impair functioning of the lower

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    7. App May Help Patients Track Irregular Heartbeat

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A smartphone app might offer an alternative for certain patients with an irregular heartbeat who must take risky blood-thinning medication every day to lower their risk for stroke. New research suggests some people with atrial

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    8. Statins Might Help People With Narrow Leg Arteries

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statins may spare people with narrowed leg arteries from the possibility of amputation and even death, a new study suggests. The higher the dose of these drugs, the lower the risk of both outcome

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    9. Widely Used Heart Drug Tied to Dementia Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation may have a heightened risk of developing dementia -- and the quality of their drug treatment may play a role, a new study hints. Specifically, researchers found, patie

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    10. Race May Influence Risk for Irregular Heart Beat

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a strong link between the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and race, a new study says. Whites with heart failure are much more likely to have atrial fibrillation (AF) than blacks or Hispanics with heart fa

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