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  1. Potassium May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests. Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid

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  2. Pregnant Workers Get More Protection Under New U.S. Guidelines

    July 16, 2014 -- New guidelines to protect pregnant employees from workplace discrimination have been issued by the U.S. government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The first updated guidelines in 30 years say that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against pregnant

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  3. Stroke Rates Declining Among Seniors, Study Shows

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors in America are suffering fewer strokes, regardless of their race or sex, a new long-term study reveals. "We found that stroke incidence [among those 65 and older] has been declining for the last 20 years," said

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  4. Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds. But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the fed

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  5. Alzheimer's Rate Falling in United States: Studies

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of new cases of dementia has been declining in recent decades in the United States, Germany and other developed countries, a trio of new studies shows. In one U.S. study, researchers found that compared with the l

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  6. Obamacare Help Was In High Demand, Survey Shows

    By Jenny Gold Most working people in the U.S. sign up for health insurance in a very straightforward way: a few forms, a few questions for human resources, a few choices of plans.  Signing up for Affordable Care Act insurance was nothing like that. It involved questions about income, taxes, family s

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  7. Omega-3s May Help Ward Off Lou Gehrig's Disease

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help cut your risk for the fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a new study suggests. These fatty acids -- found

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  8. Some With Prostate Cancer May Not Get Best Advice

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoin

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  9. U.S. News & World Report: Best Hospitals

    July 15, 2014 -- The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, ranked first on the 2014 U.S. News & World Report list of best U.S. hospitals, also capturing half of the top spots for 16 specialty areas. Last year, the top spot went to Johns Hopkins Hospital, which slipped to third this year. Massachusetts Gener

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  10. High Cost of Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi Investigated

    July 14, 2014 -- An investigation into the pricing of the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has been launched by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. The drug -- made by Gilead Sciences Inc. -- costs about $1,000 a pill, or about $84,000 for a patient on a standard, 12-week treatment schedule, the Wall Street

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