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  1. These Drugs May Be Risky for Some Surgery Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people on blood pressure drugs called beta blockers may face heightened risks of heart complications during non-cardiac surgeries, a new, large study suggests. The research involved over 55,000 surgery patients who were o

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  2. Sweetened Drinks May Damage Heart, Review Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds. The added sugar in sodas, fruit drinks, sweet teas and energy drinks affects the body in ways that increase risk of

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  3. Cancer May Be a Hidden Danger to the Heart: Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancer could be suffering silent, unseen heart damage due to their malignancy, a new study from Austria reports. Researchers found that newly diagnosed cancer patients carried high blood levels of hormones a

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  4. No Link Between Coffee, Irregular Heartbeat: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that drinking coffee doesn't seem to up the odds of a common type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation. But these findings don't necessarily mean coffee drinkers are free and clear. C

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  5. Beet Juice Boosts Muscle Power in Heart Patients

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beet juice, with its high concentration of nitrates, may help boost muscle strength among heart patients, a small study has found. Nitrates are processed into nitric oxide by the body, which helps relax blood vess

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  6. Scans Spot Brain Damage in Those With High BP

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who have high blood pressure, researchers say. This type of brain damage may ultimately undermine the ability to think clearly, make decisions and contro

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  7. Blood Pressure Meds May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

    Sept. 14, 2015 -- Inexpensive blood pressure medications may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. People with early thinking and memory issues who took an ACE inhibitor or an ARB medication for their high blood pressure were less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease t

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  8. Blood Pressure: How Low to Go?

    Sept. 11, 2015 -- When it comes to treating high blood pressure, lower is better, a new study shows. The study, which was stopped early on Friday because the results were so clear and positive for one group of patients, found that getting high blood pressure back down to normal levels -- at least 12

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  9. Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The size of your waistline may depend to some degree on the specific bacteria dwelling within your gut, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 900 Dutch adults, found that certain gut bacteria might help determine not

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  10. New Cholesterol Drugs Overpriced, Analysis Says

    Sept. 9, 2015 -- Two newly approved drugs to fight high cholesterol are extremely overpriced compared to the health benefits they give to patients, a new analysis finds. The drugs in question, Repatha and Praluent, currently cost more than $14,000 per year, and because millions of Americans have hig

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