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Weekly Recap in Health News: Jun.20, 2014

Check out what’s happened this week in health:

4 Reasons for Heart Patients to be Cautious About Marijuana  There is a lot of controversy about marijuana as it increasingly becomes legal to use. Patients who feel strongly should discuss use with their doctor.

Men should do these seven things for cardiac health  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men, and the hearts of one of eight men over age 40 will at some point suddenly stop beating – an event known as sudden cardiac arrest.

Heart-healthy habits every man should adopt  More than 300,000 men die each year from heart disease in the U.S., making it the leading cause of death for men. Unfortunately, half of the men who die suddenly from this disease have no previous symptoms.

New research can improve heart health  For the first time, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet are able to show that a particular gene variant lowers the risk of arteriosclerosis by 41 per cent.