Stroke

Brutal Toll Of Osteoporotic Fractures Revealed In New Nof Report

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
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Health Tip: Controllable Stroke Risk Factors

-- 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: High blood...

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Ptac Oks Model To Boost Stroke Care At Rural Hospitals

(MedPage Today) -- Telemedicine-based ACCESS program has proven successful in New Mexico

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Too Sad: Pregnant Bride Dies After Suffering A Stroke Just Minutes Before Her Wedding 

Source: Luke Chan / Getty Pregnant Bride Dies Just Moments Before Wedding 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...

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Cardinals Hall Of Fame Manager Whitey Herzog Suffers Stroke

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...

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Stroke Patients Relearning How To Walk With Peculiar Shoe

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.
Related topics: Clinical Trials, Patents

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Could Daily Low-dose Aspirin Still Help Some People?

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. But some...
Related topics: Aspirin, Debate

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74-year-old ‘world’s Oldest Mother’ And Husband, 82, Both In Intensive Care One Week After...

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...

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Brain Changes Differ For β-amyloid, Cerebrovascular Burden

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...

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Aha News: Unique Gene Activity Discovered In People With Both Stroke And Cancer

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

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Health Toll Of 9/11 May Include Heart Ills

Firefighters who came to the World Trade Center site were at higher risk of heart attacks and stroke years later.

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New Tool Measures Patients' Perceptions Of Stroke Care

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...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Aha News: She Had A Stroke At 21; So Did Her Co-worker

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. Vicky...

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How Do The Controversial Bp Targets Stack Up In Stroke?

(MedPage Today) -- 2017 guidelines dissected by a stroke neurologist

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Study To Evaluate Best Medical Management For Stroke Caused By Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Having Hiv May Heighten Stroke Risk

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

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Medical News Today: Vegetarian Heart Health: Study Identifies Benefits And Risks

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

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Polypill Holds Promise For Tackling Cardiovascular Disease

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

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Even Small Improvements In Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Help Prevent Heart Attack

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

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Health Tip: Causes Of Amnesia

-- 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: Stroke. Brain inflammation. Heart attack. Carbon monoxide...
Related topics: Memory Loss, Mayo Clinic

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