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Treatment works like 'liquid Drano for the coronary arteries'

CHICAGO -- Intravenous doses of a synthetic component of "good" cholesterol reduced artery disease in just six weeks in a small study with startlingly big implications for treating the nation's No. 1 killer.
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Hormone replacement therapy not recommended

...the heart. At this time, there is not sufficient evidence to make that claim," said Dr. Lori Mosca, director of preventive cardiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell universities and lead author of the science advisory...
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Health capsules: Memory fails

Of course P.T. Barnum knew it instinctively, and some political consultants have elevated it to an art form, but scientists are discovering it once again: It's really easy to fool people. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that people are prone to "remember" things that never happened if the memory is plausible enough. Writing in the October issue of the Journal of Memory and Language, Kathleen McDermott and Henry L. Roediger III document just how easily false memories are generated.
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Drug makers push anti-cholesterol medicines to the public as life savers

...said Source Informatics. "They've had everybody salivating for it," said Dr. Richard Pasternak, director of preventive cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Doctors have believed for decades that high cholesterol contributes...
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Experts say better screening can limit deaths from enlarged hearts

...sudden death are missed because there isn't enough uniform screening of athletes, said Dr. Lori Mosca, director of preventive cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Mosca spoke from an American Heart Association meeting in Florida...
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Women , doctors miss signs of heart disease

...women are often assigned to a lower risk category than men with the same symptoms, said Lori Mosca, the director of preventive cardiology at New York-Presbyterian. Another study of 9,000 women with high cholesterol and at high risk for heart...
Study: New drug boost levels of heart-healthy good cholesterol

The good cholesterol HDL, which reduces the risks of heart disease, can be dramatically boosted by an experimental drug that also lowers bad cholesterol, according to a preliminary study.
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Moderate drinking may benefit high blood pressure patients

...between beer, wine and liquor. The authors suspect the results would also apply to women. Dr. Lori Mosca, director of preventive cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said the study could send "a very bad public health message" about...
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Taking gym rats' well-being to heart

...undiagnosed coronary heart disease," said Dr. Gary Balady, a professor of medicine at Boston University and director of preventive cardiology at Boston Medical Center. Balady led a committee of experts with the American Heart Association and the...
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