Osteoporotic fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. "The biggest surprise...is that things are worse than we thought," says one expert. Medscape Medical News
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-- More than 750,000 people have a stroke each year in the United States, says Cleveland Clinic. But as many as half of all strokes are preventable, the clinic says.
Risk factors that are under all or partial control include:
(MedPage Today) -- Telemedicine-based ACCESS program has proven successful in New Mexico
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A Brazilian couple’s dream wedding ended as a nightmare after the 30-year-old pregnant bride suffered a stroke on her way to the ceremony. Jéssica Victor Guedes was...
The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Tuesday that former manager Whitey Herzog suffered a stroke but that he is resting and “doing well” after receiving treatment.Herzog’s legacyRead more...
Clinical trials have been completed on a therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery. They've proven successful, allowing for the patented product to hit the market by the end of the year.
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MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 -- Debate over the benefits and drawbacks of daily low-dose aspirin has flared in recent years, with guidelines now generally urging against the regimen to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in healthy people.
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A 74-year-old woman dubbed the “World’s Oldest Mother” after welcoming twins last week is now in intensive care after suffering a stroke — and she has just been joined there by her 82-year-old husband, who suffered a heart...
FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- β-amyloid (Aβ) and cerebrovascular disease burden have divergent effects on longitudinal default mode network and executive control network functional connectivity (FC) changes in amnestic mild cognitive impairment...
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Not all strokes have a clear-cut cause like high blood pressure or smoking. For those so-called cryptogenic strokes, new research suggests cancer might be the trigger – a finding...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Smoking
Firefighters who came to the World Trade Center site were at higher risk of heart attacks and stroke years later.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 -- The STROKE Perception Report is a valid and reliable measure of patients' and family surrogates' perceptions of the quality of acute stroke hospital services, according to a study published in the October issue of the...
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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- While in the hospital recovering from a stroke, 21-year-old Alex Leary was trying to make sense of what happened when she got a text message from a co-worker she barely knew.
(MedPage Today) -- 2017 guidelines dissected by a stroke neurologist
The MIND study compares the safety and efficacy of a neuro-evacuation device to best medical management in evacuating intracerebral hemorrhage - a life-threatening kind of stroke which occurs when a diseased blood vessel within the brain bursts.
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MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- People with HIV have a greatly increased risk of a common heart rhythm disorder that's a leading cause of stroke, a new study shows.
The increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) from HIV is similar to or higher than...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research
A new study concludes that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of ischemic heart disease. It also finds a small but surprising increased risk of stroke.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Diet, Ischemic Stroke
A team of researchers evaluated whether it would be cost-effective to combine several medications into a single 'cardiovascular polypill' for patients who have had a previous heart attack or stroke, instead of prescribing the four drugs individually.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research
THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 -- Small, lasting changes in cholesterol and blood pressure levels can dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes over a lifetime, new research suggests.
The large study found that a combination of a drop in...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research
-- Amnesia is a temporary loss of memory. Those with amnesia can forget facts, information and experiences, says Mayo Clinic.
Mayo mentions these potential causes of amnesia:
Related topics: Memory Loss, Mayo Clinic