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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. BP Guidelines May Take Millions of People Off Meds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About 5.8 million American adults may no longer be prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure under recently revised guidelines, according to a new study. In February, the Eighth Joint National Committee released con

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  9. Diet Soft Drinks and Women's Hearts

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are heavy consumers of diet drinks might be more likely to experience heart attacks, dangerous blood clots and other cardiovascular problems than those who rarely or never consume artificially sweetened bever

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  10. Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery, such as gastric banding, can dramatically reduce the rate of heart attacks and deaths among people who are obese, a new study shows. Researchers in the United Kingdom said their findings sugge

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