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Heart Breakthrough: New Drug May Revolutionize Treatment
The experimental drug cut the risk of death and hospitalization due to heart failure by 20 percent, according to a study released Saturday.
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You're Eating More Trans-Fat Than You Think You Are
You’re getting more trans-fat than you think you are in processed foods, a new study shows.
Pour on the Salt? New Research Suggests More Is OK
New research suggests healthy people can eat about twice the amount of salt that’s currently recommended — or about as much as most already consume.
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'Mighty Girl': Tiny Preemie Survives Heart Procedure
Just a bit over 2 pounds, Sasha is one of the tiniest babies to undergo a procedure to open a severely narrowed heart valve.
Running for 5 Minutes a Day Could Reduce Heart Attack Risk
A new study shows that running as little as 30 minutes a week – no matter how slow you go – can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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Heart Disease Can Be Serious, Silent in Young Women
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Heart attacks are more likely to be fatal for young women than young men, according to a new study.
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Heart Attacks Deadliest for Young Women, Study Finds
Heart attacks can be deadliest for young women, according to a new study.
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Niacin May Be Too Risky As Heart Drug, Reports Find
Two reports show niacin may cause some severe side effects, and doesn’t seem to reduce rates of stroke, heart attack or chest pain.
Doctors Issue Warning About Popular Cholesterol-Lowering Drug
Dr. Nancy Snyderman
New research suggests the drug Niacin does not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke – it’s best for patients who cannot use statins.
How Being a Couch Potato Could Kill You
Study finds sitting for three or more hours each day could increase your risk of premature death. Erika Edwards reports.
Doctors Become First to Implant New Wireless Heart Monitor
The new device is smaller than a quarter and allows patients with heart conditions to receive treatment in the comfort of their homes. WCMH’s Ellie Merritt reports.
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Bad News for BBQ: Hot Dogs May Raise Disease Risk
Just in time for those Father’s Day cookouts, researchers have released a study linking heart disease risk with processed meats.
13-Day-Old Is Youngest Fitted With Artificial Heart
Doctors fit baby with artificial heart as the painstaking wait for a donor continues.
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Heart Attack Rescue? There's an App for That
A new smartphone app that aims to turn bystanders into heart attack heroes saved the life of a 57-year-old truck driver from Portland, Oregon.
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91-Year-Old Breaks 2 Records at Marathon
Harriette Thompson broke the U.S. record for fastest marathon run among people 90 to 94 years old.
How Will You Look at 60? Software Gives Sneak Peek
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Red Wine and Chocolate for Better Health? Maybe Not
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An Aspirin a Day? Don't Dose Yourself, FDA Says
Taking an aspirin a day may help prevent heart attack or stroke in some people, but it’s not for everyone — and the risks could offset the benefits.
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Bystander CPR: Could You Save Someone's Life?
When Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber jumped out of car to perform CPR on a woman Monday, he was offering a powerful model of what anybody can do.
FDA Warns Aspirin Isn't for Everyone
The FDA is reminding consumers about the risks associated with taking aspirin after rejecting Bayer Aspirin as a preventive medicine.
Distraught Woman Hospitalized After Dog Dies
A Arizona woman so distraught over the loss of her dog had to be hospitalized for Broken Heart Syndrome. Rebecca Taylor reports.
A Glimmer of Good News Amid Diabetes Epidemic
Over the last two decades, the rates of heart attacks and strokes among diabetics fell by more than 60 percent, a new federal study shows.
Ukraine Crisis Affecting Kids in Need of Heart Surgery
The impact of the rapidly deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine is impacting the health of young children in dire need of heart surgery. Adi Roche, the CEO of the Irish aid agency Chernoblyl Children spells out the grave consequences of having to cancel their planned heart operations for the 3rd time this month.
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Why We Love Complaining About Being 'Busy'
Are we really as busy as we think we are, as we say we are? Or has the perception of being busy become a sort of modern day badge of honor?
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