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    1. Younger Women and Heart Attacks

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who've had a heart attack are less likely than men to be taking the appropriate heart medications one year later, new Canadian research shows. These findings underscore previous studies that show few

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    2. Confirm High BP at Home, U.S. Task Force Says

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure levels should generally be confirmed with home or ambulatory blood pressure monitoring before starting treatment for hypertension, a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation say

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    3. Red Wine Boosts Heart Health in Type 2 Diabetes

      Oct. 12, 2015 -- Should you have a glass of wine with dinner? Science has what can seem like a million different answers for this question. If you're a woman under 45, the answer might be no -- a daily drink could raise your risk of breast cancer. But if you’re a man in your 60s, the evidence is mix

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    4. Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new, highly sensitive blood test may help doctors quickly rule out heart attack for almost two-thirds of people who seek emergency room treatment for chest pain, a new study suggests. Researchers said their fin

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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