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  1. Advance Seen in Turning Adult Cells Into Stem Cells

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have figured out a way to more readily turn adult skin cells into primitive stem cells that could potentially be used to treat a variety of chronic diseases. In a study published Sept. 18 in Nature, Israeli researche

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  2. 12 Heart Symptoms Never to Ignore

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of U.S. men and women, accounting for 40% of all U.S. deaths. That's more than all forms of cancer combined. Why is heart disease so deadly? One reason is that many people are slow to seek help when symptoms arise. Yes, someone gripped by sudden chest pain probably

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  3. Chest Pain Less Common in Female Heart Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Women with the heart condition known as acute coronary syndrome are less likely to have chest pain than men, which could raise their risk of misdiagnosis, a new study finds. Acute coronary syndrome, which includes unstable angi

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  4. 5 Heart Rate Myths Debunked

    Most of the time, you’re probably blissfully unaware of your heart's ceaseless activity -- nearly 100,000 beats per day, or about 37 million beats per year and 3 billion in an average lifetime. But not always. Maybe your pulse suddenly races for no apparent reason. Maybe your heart throbs. Maybe it

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  5. Benefits of Electronic Health Records

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The use of electronic health records reduces diabetes patients' rates of emergency-room visits and hospitalizations, according to a new study. And a second study found that use of electronic health records improves detection o

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  6. An All-in-One Pill for Heart Care?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People dealing with chronic conditions like heart disease often have trouble keeping up with the fistfuls of medications needed to maintain their health. Now scientists have tested a potential solution that might just work: a

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  7. Half of People With High BP Don't Know It

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is common around the world and the leading cause of heart disease, but many people are unaware that they have it, a new study shows. The international team of researchers

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  8. 200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could Be Prevented

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- In 2010, more than 200,000 Americans under 75 died from heart disease and stroke that could have been prevented, health officials said Tuesday. Sadly, more than half of those who died were under 65, according to a new report

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  9. Panel Wavers on Screening for Poor Leg Circulation

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- A simple test of blood pressure in the ankle may help gauge heart disease risk for adults without any symptoms, but a U.S. government-appointed panel says there's not enough evidence to recommend it for routine checks. In its

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  10. Should Everyone Over 65 Take a Statin?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women over 65 who are at risk for cardiovascular disease but don't have any known heart problems might benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study suggests. The researchers said statins such as Crestor and

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