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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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