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  1. Arsenic in Environment & Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- People chronically exposed to low to moderate levels of arsenic in their environment may be more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease, a study of American Indians suggests. Previous research

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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  10. New Defibrillator Works Without Wires Touching Heart

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable defibrillator accurately detects abnormal heart rhythms and shocks the heart back into normal rhythm, yet has no wires touching the heart, new research shows. The device, called a subcutaneous implantable car

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