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Mayo Clinic Radio: Childhood cancer awareness / Ken Burns / Does aspirin prevent heart attack and stroke?
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There are four words no parent or family ever wants to hear: Your child has cancer.?Families facing pediatric cancer experience a wide range of emotions, often feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, helpless or hopeless.?And each family member may experience different emotions at different times, making it difficult to navigate and support each other. These and related […]

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Testing blood pressure in both arms could save lives from heart risk
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Doctors should take blood pressure readings in both arms of patients, experts say, after they found a difference was linked to a severe heart risk. Those with just five points' variation were twice as likely to have died from heart disease in the next …

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Blood pressure difference linked to heart disease risk
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The team found that a difference in systolic blood pressure measurements between the two arms (of 5mm Hg) was associated with almost double the risk of death from heart-related disease, when the cohort was followed up over a period of eight years.

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Statins reduce heart disease risk in people with slightly high blood pressure
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In addition, the reduction in systolic blood pressure was 6.2 mm Hg higher with the combination treatment compared with dual placebo. The first coprimary outcome occurred in 5% of the dual-placebo group, compared with 3.6% of the combination treatment …

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High blood pressure and hard labor may boost heart attack risk
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(Reuters Health) – – Women with high blood pressure and physically demanding jobs are much more likely to have heart attacks than peers who are less active at work and have normal blood pressure, a recent study suggests. Among thousands of nurses, …

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Blood pressure drugs may raise heart attack risk for diabetes patients
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More than 70 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, considered a systolic pressure above 140 and diastolic pressure above 90. Recommendations for controlling blood pressure have long aimed for 140, however recent research found …

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Well | Foods High in Cholesterol Don't Raise Heart Risks
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The lead author, Jyrki K. Virtanen, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of Eastern Finland, said that for healthy people, “Moderate intake of cholesterol,” including up to one egg a day, “doesn't seem to increase the risk of heart …

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Free Blood Pressure Screenings on “Love Your Heart Day,” February 11, 2016
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This year, give yourself and loved ones a healthy gift from the heart by getting a free blood pressure screening on Thursday, February 11, 2016. The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) joins community partners and Live Well San Diego to celebrate …

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Follow Your Heart: The Importance Of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring
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In an effort to prevent one million heart attacks by 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the Million Hearts initiative, have declared February to be National Heart Month. Looking at the figures, this is clearly a national …

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