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  1. Using Apps to Manage Blood Pressure Has Dangers

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who turn to the Internet or iPhone apps for help in controlling their blood pressure may be led astray in some cases, two preliminary studies suggest. In one study, researchers who did a sweep of YouTube videos on high

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  2. Drug May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol Beyond Statins

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new injectable drug can further knock down cholesterol levels in people who take cholesterol-busting statin medications, according to the results of a global trial. People taking the new therapy alongside statins enjoy

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  3. Daily Aspirin Regimen Not Safe for Everyone: FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking an aspirin a day can help prevent heart attack and stroke in people who have suffered such health crises in the past, but not in people who have never had heart problems, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administr

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  4. Sustained Workouts May Help Aging Hearts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to exercise, reaching "retirement age" is no time to slow down: Seniors who maintain or boost their physical activity levels are less likely to suffer a heart attack, a new study suggests. Exercise improves the

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  5. Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 -- Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports. By reviewing reported cases of marijuana abu

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  6. Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial

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  7. Beans, Lentils: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating beans, lentils and other legumes may help you cut down on LDL "bad" cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease, a new review suggests. Canadian researchers examined 26 U.S. and Canadian studies that included

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  8. Stem Cells May Rejuvenate Failing Hearts

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells injected directly into heart muscle can help patients suffering from severe heart failure by improving an ailing heart's ability to pump blood, a new Danish trial indicates. Doctors drew stem cells from patie

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  9. Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain. The Swedish study found that patients with chest pai

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  10. New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins Can Do, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies find that an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug is effective when combined with statins and beats another add-on drug when it comes to helping hard-to-treat patients. The drug, evolocumab, is an injectab

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