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  1. High BP May Raise Psoriasis Risk for Women

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure may have an increased risk of developing the skin disease psoriasis, new research suggests. Taking blood pressure medications called beta-blockers also raises the risk for psoriasis, acco

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  2. Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study. Previous research has suggested a strong link between low levels of vitamin D and high blood pressure, but a direct cause-and-effec

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  3. Heart Monitoring May Prevent Some Strokes, Study Suggests

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as four of every 10 stroke victims leave the hospital without a clue about what caused the stroke, their doctors hamstrung on how to prevent another one from occurring. "You can imagine how unsettling this is,

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  4. Scientists Explain Stress and Heart Attack Link

    June 24, 2014 -- Scientists say they may be able to explain how ongoing stress raises the risk of having a heart attack. They say stress triggers our bodies to make a surplus of disease-fighting white blood cells. That in turn can boost inflammation in the arteries of people with a condition called

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  5. BP Kiosks May Not Always Give Accurate Readings

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you decide to quickly check your blood pressure while you're out shopping this summer, know that your reading might not be accurate if the cuff is too small or too large for your arm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat

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  6. Heart Failure Therapy Benefits Women More Than Men?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women suffering from heart failure derive more benefit than men do from a pacemaker treatment. But they are less likely than men to receive it, a new analysis shows. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) -- which uses

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  7. Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though it's standard medical practice, prescribing beta blockers the day before heart patients are scheduled for bypass surgery may not improve results, a new study suggests. In fact, their use 24 hours before bypas

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  8. Hot Dogs, Salami May Raise Men's Heart Failure Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hey, guys, listen up: Steaks may be a safer bet heart-wise than hot dogs and salami, a new study suggests. Men who regularly eat processed red meats may raise their risk of developing heart failure and dying from it, S

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  9. Low Cholesterol Levels & Kidney Cancer Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low cholesterol levels may increase kidney cancer patients' risk of death, a new study suggests. The findings indicate that cholesterol testing may help guide treatment for kidney cancer patients, the study authors said.

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  10. Good Heart Health May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Good heart health benefits your brain, a new study suggests. People with poor heart health are more likely to develop mental impairment than those with healthy hearts, according to researchers. The study looked at about

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