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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Heart Attack in Middle Age May Be Tougher on Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive a heart attack before age 55 tend to face more complications over the coming months than men do, new research suggests. One year after their heart attack, women had worse physical functioning, poorer mental f

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  8. Heart Risks May Depend on Which BP Number Is High

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows. In a blood pressure reading, systolic pre

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  9. Many Delay Blood Thinners After Stent Placement, Risking Death

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients undergoing coronary stent placement don't fill their prescription for vital blood-thinning medication within the recommended time frame, a lapse leaving them much more likely to die within a month, new re

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  10. Soy Protein and Cholesterol

    Adding tofu to your stir-fry, soy milk to your morning bowl of oatmeal, or edamame as a snack can be a good move if you're working on improving your cholesterol level. Some studies suggest that soy protein may help, says cardiologist James Beckerman, MD, of Portland, OR. But the evidence isn’t stron

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