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Do You Know What Your Cholesterol Level Is?

 When it comes to screening for cholesterol levels, the country could be doing better, according to a study from the CDC released just in time for the National Cholesterol Education Month in September. But, the report concluded, we could also be doing worse

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Booze May Help or Harm the Heart, But Money Counts

 Alcohol's effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker's income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per week was linked to a lowered odds of dying from heart disease over the 30 years of the...

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