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About 12.8 million more adults eligible for discussions with their physicians to determine if statins are appropriate treatment

About 12.8 million more adults would be eligible for statin drugs under new guidelines designed to help doctors prescribe the cholesterol-lowering therapies, which should lead to risk discussions with their physicians to determine if it is an appropriate treatment, say …

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Doctors should not ignore physical activity during routine check-ups

Doctors should evaluate your physical activity as often as they check blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association statement. “Most healthcare providers

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Study finds success in dramatic CDC anti-smoking campaign

About 1.6 million smokers tried quitting -- and about 100,000 succeeded -- after seeing a national anti-tobacco advertising campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the

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SimpleScience@Heart: Average American has at least 4 of 7 major heart-health risk factors

The average American has at least four of the seven major factors that compromise their heart health, according to a new study. The American Heart Association defines ideal heart