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Today's Top Medical Stories for Monday, March 17, 2014

New research in the latest issue of the journal Neurology suggests people with even slightly higher than normal blood pressure may be more likely to have a stroke.
New research in the latest issue of the journal Neurology suggests people with even slightly higher than normal blood pressure may be more likely to have a stroke.

Researchers found that people with slightly elevated blood pressure, or pre-hypertension, were 66 percent more likely to have a stroke than those with normal blood pressure.

The results stayed the same even after investigators adjusted for other stroke risk factors like diabetes and smoking.

The CDC says nearly a third of American adults have the condition.

And a new study in the Journal of Public Health says if concession stands offer healthy foods, they will sell.

University of Iowa researchers went to a local school district's concession stand.

They added healthy foods like apples and string cheese to the menu and used healthier ingredients in classics like nachos and popcorn.

The result: sales remained stable, and profits even went up a bit.

The classics still sell well, but the school says consumers respond well to having a choice.

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