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  1. Too Few Americans Aware of Their High BP

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is a preventable and treatable risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but about one-quarter of adults don't know they have it, according to a large new study. Among those who do know they have the c

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  2. Walk More to Cut Heart Attack and Stroke Risk?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Walking more is a simple way for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to greatly reduce their risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,300 adults with pre-diabetes in 40 co

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  3. Americans Still Eat Too Much Salt: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' love of salt has continued unabated in the 21st century, putting people at risk for high blood pressure, the leading cause of heart attack and stroke, U.S. health officials said Thursday. In 2010, more than 90 per

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  4. Fiber-Rich Foods May Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting the amount of fiber in your diet may lower your risk for heart disease, a new study finds. "With so much controversy causing many to avoid carbohydrates and grains, this trial reassures us of the importance of f

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  5. Dementia, Heart Disease Linked in Older Women?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Older women with heart disease might be at increased risk for dementia, according to a new study. Researchers followed nearly 6,500 U.S. women, aged 65 to 79, who had healthy brain function when the study started. Those

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  6. Stress Gene May Raise Odds of Heart Attack, Death

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic variant occurring in a significant number of people with heart disease appears to raise the odds for heart attack or death by 38 percent, a new study suggests. This "stress reaction gene," which Duke Univers

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  7. New Blood Pressure Guidelines

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people should take medicine to control their high blood pressure, a new set of guidelines recommends. Adults aged 60 or older should only take blood pressure medication if their blood pressure exceeds 150/90, wh

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  8. Treating Sleep Apnea May Lower Hard-to-Control Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea and hard-to-control high blood pressure may see their blood pressure drop if they treat the sleep disorder, Spanish researchers report. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatm

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  9. Mild Heart Disease: Equal Risks for Men and Women?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks, at least over the short term, a new study suggests. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. This study, however, suggests tha

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  10. Energy Drinks Affect Heart, MRI Scans Show

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks may provide a bit too much of a boost to your heart, creating additional strain on the organ and causing it to contract more rapidly than usual, German researchers report. Healthy people who drank energy dri

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