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This year's Cleveland Clinic iMedical Innovation Summit highlighted medical innovations from all over the world.

Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Michael Roizen is one of the organizers of the summit. He says the innovations are evaluated for their health impact and as inspirations for investments.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, November 20th:

Guidelines of Diagnosing High Blood Pressure Change

Nov 17, 2017
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New guidelines from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology are changing the definition of high blood pressure.

Patients with blood pressure previously considered pre-hypertension now fall into the Stage One category.

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A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association gauges the effectiveness of opioids for pain relief, and WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on what researchers found out about the highly addictive medications.

Study Finds Retired NFL Players Have Enlarged Aortas

Nov 9, 2017
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A new study from the Cleveland Clinic finds that a group of retired NFL players has aortas that are larger than a non-athletic control group.

Dermot Phelan, the director of the sports cardiology department at the Cleveland Clinic, says this is the first time any professional athlete has been associated with an enlarged aorta.

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