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  1. Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it's standard medical practice, prescribing beta blockers the day before heart patients are scheduled for bypass surgery may not improve results, a new study suggests. In fact, their use 24 hours before bypas

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  2. Low Cholesterol Levels & Kidney Cancer Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

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  3. Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, guys, listen up: Steaks may be a safer bet heart-wise than hot dogs and salami, a new study suggests. Men who regularly eat processed red meats may raise their risk of developing heart failure and dying from it, S

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  4. Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Good heart health benefits your brain, a new study suggests. People with poor heart health are more likely to develop mental impairment than those with healthy hearts, according to researchers. The study looked at about

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  5. Men Who Take Statins May Exercise Less

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don't take them, a new study suggests. Statin users logged about 40 fewer minutes of moderate activity each week

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  6. Exercise for Heart Attack Survivors

    Having a heart attack is often a wake-up call to make over your habits, and even adopt new ones. The No. 1 habit you need to put on your to-do list: Exercise. Your doctor has probably already mentioned it. And you know that exercise is good for your whole body and will make your heart (which is a mu

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  7. Exercise and High Blood Pressure

    Keeping your blood pressure in check isn't just about cutting back on salt. It's also about moving more and committing to a more active life. If you're new to exercise, you have a lot of options, whether it's hiking with your family, swimming at a local pool, joining a club sports team, trying yoga,

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  8. Blood Pressure History May Affect Brain in Old Age

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For years, doctors have preached that the lower the blood pressure, the better for preventing heart disease and stroke. But a new study suggests that having low blood pressure in later years may be linked with worse me

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  9. Heart Patients Without Artery Plaque Buildup: Risks

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have heart disease without major plaque build-up in their coronary arteries still face a significantly increased risk for heart attack and death, a new study indicates. The condition -- called non-obstructive

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  10. These May Help People With Moderate Heart Failure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with moderate heart failure may live longer with an implanted defibrillator, researchers report. A normal heart's pumping ability -- called ejection fraction -- is 50 percent to 70 percent. An ejection fraction be

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