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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Can acupuncture benefit people with mildly or moderately elevated blood pressure? Perhaps, a small study suggests, but the researchers behind the trial acknowledge that it's too soon to say for sure. The researchers fou

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    10. Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You Are

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of four American adults have a heart that's "older" than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your "heart age" is based on a risk profile that incl

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