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    1. Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping track of your blood pressure at home may provide a better indicator of your risk for heart disease and stroke than waiting to have it taken by your doctor, Japanese researchers report. The study found the risk f

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    2. Skipping Meds Ups Heart Patients' Stroke Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People at risk for heart disease are much more likely to die from a stroke if they don't take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and blood pressure medications as prescribed, a new study reports. Folks with high blood pr

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    3. Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Fatter Americans

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack victims in the United States are becoming younger and fatter, a new study reveals. The average age of people suffering the deadliest heart attacks fell from 64 years old to 60 years old over the past two

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    4. Study: No Heart Risk From SSRI Antidepressants

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) don't appear to raise the risk for heart trouble among young and middle-age patients, a large analysis suggests. Commonly prescribed SSR

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    5. Heart Patients' Depression Tied to Worse Outcomes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop depression after being diagnosed with heart disease may be more likely to have a heart attack or die than those without depression, a new study finds. The study included nearly 23,000 heart patients

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    6. U.S. Heart Disease Deaths Shifting South

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer Americans are dying from heart disease compared with 40 years ago, but not all parts of the country are showing the same downward trend, a new federal government study finds. Researchers say the nation's heart-disease

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    7. Stress-Control Training and Cardiac Rehab Patients

      MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of stress management training can make cardiac rehabilitation programs more effective, a new study indicates. "Cardiac rehabilitation programs do not routinely offer stress management, but this may change should demand increase. And because pat

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    8. Heart Defects at Birth May Raise PTSD Risk Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adults born with heart defects may be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), researchers say. The reason? High levels of mental stress associated with their condition and treatments, the study author

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    9. A Healthy Heart May Protect an Aging Brain

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that keeping your heart fit may help your mind stay sharp as well. In the study, seniors who met more of seven goals for heart-healthy living showed faster thinking

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    10. Many With AFib Miss Out on Blood Thinners

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors know that a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation increases the odds for stroke. But less than half of "a-fib" patients at highest risk for stroke are prescribed recommended blood thinners by their card

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