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Church Program Helps African-Americans Improve Blood Pressure Control

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Health programming delivered in New York City churches shows promise for black adults with high blood...
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Fluctuations in Weight, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Spell Trouble for Heart Health

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Maintaining good health reduces risk for heart attack, stroke and death, shows Korean study of 6.7 million...
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Spikes in Violent Crime Linked to Increased Blood Pressure

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Study links 2015 Chicago crime surge to increased risk for high blood pressure, even in low-crime...
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Two Daily Servings of Dairy Helps Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Global study finds that consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt helps reduce cardiovascular risk, regardless of fat...
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Why Women Are Less Likely to Receive CPR During Cardiac Arrest

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Studies explore why women are less likely to receive lifesaving CPR when collapsing in...
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Financial Incentives for Controlling High Cholesterol: Are They Worth It?

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Incentives that encourage better management of high cholesterol appear cost-effective, based on expert...
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Controlling Blood Sugar is Important for Heart Health

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Managing blood sugar should be a key goal for patients with type 2 diabetes, explain...
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Juul said it wasn't Big Tobacco. Now it's considering money from the maker of Marlboro

Dec 01, 2018 , CNBC Health
Juul has prided itself on its independence from Big Tobacco. It may not be able to much longer, as Juul considers selling a minority stake in itself to Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, according to a person familiar with the...
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Opioids May Increase Risk for Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Study adds to growing concerns about prescription opioid use and heart...
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Study Confirms the Link Between Gum Disease and High Blood Pressure

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Gum disease may make it harder to treat high blood pressure, finds study of 3,600 U.S....
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Big Evening Meals Increase Risk for Prediabetes and High Blood Pressure

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Eating earlier in the day could be better for heart health, finds study of Hispanic...
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Here are 5 ways to control your stress during a volatile market

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
Today's volatile financial market is heightening investors' anxiety, in turn threatening retirement accounts and portfolios and depleting investor brain power. Here are 5 ways to get a handle on destructive...
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Surprise Medical Bills, Direct Primary Care Gain Senate Attention

Nov 30, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 28—Senators said they will push legislation to limit surprise medical bills and to support direct primary care as part of congressional efforts to control rising healthcare costs....
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Iceberg lettuce prices soar as much as 168% after E. coli outbreak takes romaine off shelves

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
Prices for lettuce varieties including iceberg and Boston lettuce soared after an outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce stopped sales of the popular salad...
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Express Scripts' Miller says Washington at incredible moment on drug pricing

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
This week the Trump administration proposed allowing Medicare Part D pharmacy drug plans to be more selective on branded drugs from what are known as the six special therapeutic classes, which include cancer treatments and H-I-V antiviral...
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Traces of feces found on McDonald's touchscreen kiosks in UK

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
Gut and fecal bacteria has been found on McDonald's touchscreens in all of the chain's restaurants surveyed by a UK newspaper. It took samples from the screens in eight branches and found that they contained coliform...
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Dec. 3-7: Hospitals Expected to Face Growing Margin Pressure

Nov 30, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 29—Policymakers in Washington, D.C., next week will focus on hospitals' Medicare margins, as one rating agency warns government- and consumer-driven margin pressure will increase....
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Early Amazon investor John Doerr is convinced Jeff Bezos will roll out Prime Health

Nov 30, 2018 , CNBC Health
Venture capitalist and early Amazon investor John Doerr is sitting at the intersection of health and technology. He said earlier this week that Amazon and Google have a big role to play in health...
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CVS creates new health-care giant as $69 billion merger with Aetna officially closes

Nov 29, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS and Aetna have closed their merger about a year after announcing the deal to combine a drugstore chain, a pharmacy benefit manager and a health...
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Altria is reportedly in talks to take a minority stake in Juul

Nov 29, 2018 , CNBC Health
Altria is in talks to take a significant minority stake e-cigarette company Juul, the Wall Street Journal reported on...
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