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Wearable, Doc-Prescribed Monitors May Help Spot High Blood Pressure

People suspected of having high blood pressure may soon be asked to wear what's known as an "ambulatory" blood pressure monitor for a day or so to confirm the diagnosis, according to draft recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
Certain Antibiotic/Statin Combos May Be Unsafe Mix: Study

Seniors who take the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) along with certain types of cholesterol-lowering statins are at risk for drug interaction side effects that can lead to hospitalization or even death, a new study suggests.
Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

If you can't balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest.
Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check

Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report.
Global Life Expectancy Continues to Climb

People around the world are living much longer than they did a few decades ago, a new study indicates.
Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report.
Only 4 in 10 Americans Eat Heart-Healthy Nuts Each Day, CDC Says

Nutrition experts advocate including nuts in a heart-healthy diet, but a new study finds that about 60 percent of Americans don't consume these foods on a daily basis.
Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Yoga has long been believed to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence shows the ancient practice may also help the heart, a new review finds.
FDA Approves Blood Test That Gauges Heart Attack Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new blood test that can help determine a person's future odds for heart attack and other heart troubles.
Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors

After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering -- but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff.

 

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