Your Health: Aug. 20, 2001

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HEART LIFTING Drivers being treated for life-threatening irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, have less than half as many accidents as the general population, despite more than 1 in 5 reporting episodes of dizziness or palpitations while driving. The study of 627 people, all of whom were on medication or had a Dick Cheney-like defibrillator, means that some patients could get back on the road to a normal life faster.

ACE THAT COUGH Irritating, dry coughs are a common side effect of ACE inhibitors, and the main reason people stop taking them for high blood pressure and heart conditions. A...

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