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African-American women may be more sensitive to metabolic abnormalities like high triglycerides or low good cholesterol.
May 21, 2015 Black women are more likely to have heart disease with just a few metabolic risk factors, a study finds. That's not the case for white women. Being obese seems to affect black women more, too.
September 22, 2014 Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, cancer and other health problems. A study shows it doesn't matter if the stress comes from major life events or minor hassles. Time to take a deep breath?
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Feeling lucky? Smoke-filled casinos cloud the health outlook for workers and gamblers alike.
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August 6, 2013 Once the smoke cleared in the casinos of Gilpin County, Colo., after an indoor smoking ban took effect, health researchers documented a sharp drop in the number of emergencies requiring ambulances.
June 9, 2011 Critics say the serious problems caused by the high dose of simvastatin, the generic name for Zocor, have been known for many years. But the FDA's warning didn't come until Wednesday. The drug is the most prescribed cholesterol-lowering medicine in the U.S. — and one of the cheapest.
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