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    1. Avocados Help Lower Cholesterol in Some People

      Jan. 8, 2015 -- An avocado a day might help keep bad cholesterol at bay. Eating one per day as part of a certain heart-healthy, cholesterol-lowering diet can help improve "bad" LDL cholesterol levels in people who are overweight or obese, according to a small study in the Journal of the American Hea

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    2. Top Healthy Habits for Your Heart

      Jan. 8, 2015 -- You can dramatically lower or nearly wipe out your chances of a heart attack and heart disease by following healthy lifestyle habits. Two recent studies show it’s true whether you're a man or a woman, and even if you already have risk factors like high cholesterol. The healthy habits

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    3. High Blood Sugar and Risk of Early Death in Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests. This increased risk was true even if pati

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    4. Rotating Shifts May Raise Lung Cancer, Heart Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working rotating night shifts may pose a threat to your health, a new study suggests. The study defined rotating shift work as at least three nights spent working each month, in addition to days and evenings worked in the m

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    5. Wearable Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U

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    6. Only 4 in 10 Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Daily: CDC

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis. The study, released Dec. 17 by the U.S. Centers for Di

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    7. Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds. In fact, the benefits were similar to those of conventional exerci

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    8. Sex and Heart Attack Survivors

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering -- but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff. "I've had

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    9. FDA Approves Blood Test to Gauge Heart Attack Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new blood test that can help determine a person's future odds for heart attack and other heart troubles. The test is designed for people with no history of heart dise

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    10. Exercise, Diet and Managing Irregular Heartbeat

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat for older Americans. However, a new study suggests healthy changes in eating and exercise habits can help ease the condition. According to the Aust

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