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Randy Travis Remains In Stable But Critical Condition, Docs Say Drugs & Alcohol NOT Responsible!

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It's been a rough week for poor Randy Travis, but we're relieved to report he has stabilized!

The 54-year-old country icon remains in critical condition, but he IS awake and recovering in a Texas hospital!!

Doctors say his heart troubles were the cause of his initial hospitalization, but then Randy suffered a stroked while in treatment which forced him to undergo emergency neurosurgery to release pressure building up in his brain!!!

Ugh!!! That's so scary!!!

Dr. Michael Mack, a Balyor cardiac surgeon overseeing his case, explained the chronology of events in a recent statement.

He said:

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Lipstick May Be Bad For Your Heart!?

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Oh nos.

You might want to think twice before puckering up to your favorite lipstick!

The U.S. Environmental ­Protection Agency is putting triclosan, a chemical used as a preservative in lipstick as well as toothpaste, soaps and deodorant, under the microscope because

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Air Pollution From Traffic Boosts Risk Of Heart Attack

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Next time you're in a traffic jam, it might not be a bad idea to huff and puff with your windows UP!

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, breathing in the fumes from heavy traffic can boost your risk of heart attack for up to six hours.

Air pollution won't start causing heart attacks for just anyone, but could increase the chance of heart attacks in people already at risk.

To discover this revelation, researchers looked at health data from 79,288 people who have had a heart attack between 2003 and 2006 in the United Kingdom.

They then looked at traffic pollution data, including carbon monoxide and ozone levels, in different parts of the country.

After studying and comparing the data, it was determined that the likelihood of having a heart attack was the highest 6 hours after the people studied had been exposed to traffic fumes.

The connection is not entirely clear, but pollution can possibly thicken blood to make it more likely to clot. A co-funder of the study told news sources:

"We know that pollution can have a major effect on your heart health, possibly because it can 'thicken' the blood to make it more likely to clot, putting you at higher risk of a heart attack."

A similar study on the link between heart attacks and traffic suggests that although pollution may have an effect on the heart, it may also be stress!

The researcher presenting her findings during American Heart Association's 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease, said:

"One potential factor could be the exhaust and air pollution coming from other cars, but we can't exclude the synergy between stress and air pollution that could tip the scale."

It's pretty hard to avoid traffic if you live anywhere near civilization, so the best way to avoid being at risk at ALL is to lead a healthy lifestyle with lots of exercise and good food!

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Legendary Salsa Star Joe Arroyo Has Passed Away

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Very, very sad.

Colombian salsa star Joe Arroyo has passed away at 55-years-old after suffering from kidney failure, heart problems, and other ailments.

Here's what Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos had to say about Arroyo's death via Twitter:

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