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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Naps May Do a Heart Good

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a midday nap might be beneficial for your heart, new research suggests. The investigators looked at how an hour-long siesta at noon affected blood pressure among nearly 400 middle-aged people with high blood pressure.

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  5. 2 Heart Health Measures and Seniors' Independence

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors with a higher resting heart rate and lower heart rate variability are less able to care for themselves, a new study finds. Researchers examined data on more than 5,800 people, aged 70 to 82, who had risk factors fo

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  6. Could Coffee Up Heart Risks for Some With High BP?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bad news for young coffee lovers: Gulping down lots of your favorite pick-me-up might raise your risk of heart attack if you've already got high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Italian investigators looked at 12 year

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  7. A New Way to Treat High Cholesterol?

    Editor's note: Updated Aug. 28, 2015. June 10, 2015 -- A new class of medications can lower "bad" LDL cholesterol to unheard-of levels. The new class is called PCSK9 inhibitors. The FDA approved the first drug, called alirocumab (Praluent), on July 24, and the second, evolocumab (Repatha), on Aug. 2

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  8. FDA OKs Second in New Class of Cholesterol Drugs

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a second drug that's part of a potent new class of medications that sharply cut levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. Repatha (evolocumab), an injectable drug, works by

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  9. Need 'Bridging' if You Stop Warfarin Temporarily?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients on the clot-preventing drug warfarin usually have to stop the medication before having surgery. Now, a new study shows they can safely do that without taking another anti-clotting drug -- and they may even b

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  10. Exercise May Help Control Irregular Heartbeat

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds. Australian researchers found that "cardiorespiratory fitness" reduced the risk that this potentiall

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