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Health News for 01/15/11

January 15, 2011

Five Steps to a Healthier Heart

Five simple steps can help lower your risk of heart disease, says a leading expert on preventive cardiology.
Rep. Giffords Has Surgery to Replace Breathing Tube

Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords underwent surgery Saturday morning to replace the breathing tube that had been in place since she was shot through the head a week ago in an attack in Tucson that killed six people.
Blood Type O Associated With Less Risk for Heart Attack

Researchers have simultaneously discovered a gene that seems to raise the risk of cardiovascular disease, while also noting that having the blood type O might guard against heart attack once arteries become clogged.
Smoking Damages DNA Within Minutes, Research Shows

Cigarettes start to destroy a smoker's DNA within minutes of inhaling, new research indicates, suggesting that the habit causes immediate genetic damage and quickly raises the short-term risk for cancer.

 

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