Top stories in health and medicine this morning, July 9, 2012

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1. Tracking Twists and Turns of the Athletic Heart. In this exclusive MedPage Today interview, Malissa Wood, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, details how echocardiography has advanced our understanding of the athletic heart.

2. Older Women May Be at Risk for Pulmonary HTN. Of patients with systemic hypertension but preserved ejection fraction, those with pulmonary hypertension tended to be older and female.

3. Fertility Tx May Alter Cancer Risk. The unsuccessful use of fertility drugs was associated with a reduced risk of young-onset breast cancer, although women who did go on to conceive saw an increased risk for the disease.

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