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Headphones May Affect Heart Implants, Pacemakers

Istockphoto By Patrick SauerMONDAY, Nov. 10, 2008 (Health.com) — Most people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators enjoy their iPod or other MP3 player just as much as anyone else, but a new study suggests they should be cautious about where they store the headphones. The headphones contain magnets that could …

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How Alcohol Withdrawal Can Lead to Heart Failure

True Blood star Nelsan Ellis struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years before his untimely death, according to a statement released Monday by the actor’s manager, on behalf of his family. Ellis, who played fan favorite Lafayette on the HBO series, died of heart failure on July 8, at age 39. “After many stints in …

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How Do Some People Live So Long With Heart Failure?

Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, has died after living with for 14 years, the actress and singer said yesterday. Owens, 69, was diagnosed with the cardiovascular condition in 2006, and filmed a PSA with her daughter in 2015 about “rising above” heart failure. In a statement to People, Latifah said …

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