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Father’s Day Warning: New study says grilled, processed meat may increase heart failure risk for men

As Americans get ready to whip out the grilling tongs for Father’s Day weekend, a new study warns that moderate amounts of processed red meat may increase men’s risk of heart failure. Heart failure – which occurs when the heart …

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Complex heart imaging tests may raise children’s lifetime cancer risk

Radiation from standard X-rays doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most children, but  it can for those who have complex heart disease and are exposed to large cumulative doses,

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Living near foreclosed property may increase high blood pressure risk

Living near foreclosed property may increase your risk of higher blood pressure, according to new research released Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study provides the first

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Picking up the pace after age 65 helps the heart

Maintaining or boosting physical activity after age 65 can improve the heart’s electrical well-being and lower heart attack risk, according to a new study. People who walked more and

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Mouse study finds a faulty gene may also be at fault for high blood pressure

All the mice kept dying. Fatal heart defects were wiping out litters of them in a laboratory, frustrating scientists trying to get to the bottom of a gene

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Study links some heart birth defects to increased heart infection risk

A new American Heart Association study published Monday has found that children under age three who have had certain heart birth defects or heart surgery in the past six

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New research offers a formula to determine ‘normal’ heart size

New research has re-evaluated the “normal’ size of the heart, determining that standard measurements for heart size are outdated and don’t account for gender, age and body size. Adjustments

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New technology uses electromagnets to more safely guide heart implants

A new procedure that uses electromagnets to help doctors  implant heart pacing devices is safer because it reduces radiation exposure for both patients and physicians. That's the new finding

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Eating more fruit may lower your risk of lethal aneurysm

People who ate more than two servings of fruit daily had a 25 percent lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm than those who ate the least fruit, according

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SimpleScience@Heart: If you were a preemie, beware possible heart problem

People who were born prematurely should pay special attention to their heart health. A study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, found that young adults who were