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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Long Working Hours May Raise Heart Disease Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,900 people in a long-term study of work. They found that 43 percent had been diagnosed with a probl

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    4. Genetic High Cholesterol More Common Than Thought

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twice as many people as previously thought are genetically predisposed to develop dangerously high cholesterol levels, new research suggests. Familial hypercholesterolemia, as this condition is called, significantly ups the

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    5. Warfarin Brain Bleed Risk: Higher Than Thought?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used blood thinner warfarin -- also known as Coumadin -- may raise the risk of severe bleeding inside the skull by much more than previously thought, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data from nearl

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    6. Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- On rare occasions, a very joyful event might harm your heart, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that extreme emotions such as grief, anger and fear can trigger chest pain and breathlessness, heart attack,

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    7. One Drink Might Temporarily Bump Up Heart Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In as little as an hour after sipping a glass of wine or enjoying a cocktail, your risk of heart trouble and stroke may go up, new research suggests. The good news is that within 24 hours, that same alcoholic beverage

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    8. Healthy Arteries After 80 May Lower Dementia Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly Americans whose arteries are clear of calcium buildup appear less likely than others to suffer from heart disease or dementia, according to new research. University of Pittsburgh researchers found that among peo

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    9. Certain Jobs Hazardous to Your Heart Health

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your day-to-day job could influence your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study reports. Middle-aged employees working in sales, office or food service jobs appear to have more risk factors that can harm heart he

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    10. A Daily Cup of Tea May Soothe Your Heart

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking as little as a cup of tea daily may be good for your heart health, new research suggests. The study found that people who drank a cup of tea each day were 35 percent less likely to have a heart attack or other

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