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  1. Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A mechanical device that restores a failing heart's ability to pump blood might contribute to a decline in memory and thinking in some patients, a new study reports. Left ventricular assist devices are surgically impl

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  2. 7 Tips for a Heart-Friendly Diet

    At least three times a day, you do something that has the power to help protect your heart. You eat! All those meals and snacks affect your weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. And that impacts your heart. So the next time you sit down to eat, use these seven smart tactics. Surprise: Good-for-yo

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  3. Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Long-Term Heart Risks

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can beat back the once-deadly cancer, it may also render patients vulnerable to heart disease decades later, a new study shows. "Physicians and patients should be aware of the persis

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  4. New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol: Review

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms. The drugs, known as PCSK

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  5. Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family?

    If your mom or dad had a heart attack, you might wonder if that’s going to happen to you, too. But your family’s history doesn’t have to become your future. You can do a lot to protect your ticker. It's true that you’re more likely to get heart disease if it runs in your family. Yet it's only part o

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  6. 6 Heart Health Tips From a Top Cardiologist

    As you go about your day, you probably don’t think much about the organ that makes it all possible: your heart. It pumps for you all day long, and it’s your hardest working muscle. You can help keep it going for years to come with these six must-do steps. “It’s some of the best medicine,” says Atlan

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  7. MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows. The study also calls into question the mechanism linkin

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  8. How Job Stress Affects Your Heart

    You’ve got a month’s worth of reports to finish, and only a week to get them done. Your co-worker is on vacation, and you picked up her shift. Just an ordinary day on the job? Maybe. But if it regularly frustrates you, it’s time to find a good way to handle it. “Workplace stress is bad for your hear

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  9. Which Fats Are Good or Bad for Your Heart?

    News flash: Fat is not the enemy. To stay well, and even to lose weight, you need to include some fat -- the right kind, and not too much -- in your diet.  Fats keep each cell in your body working at its best. They make your skin smooth and your hair glossy. They even promote a healthy nervous syste

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  10. Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows. Researchers used a computer simulation to assess whether statins

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