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Jenny Mason was throwing up so violently that her boyfriend Jarrad went to a pharmacy to get medication to ease her nausea.
When Jarrad returned, he found the left side of her body was weak and she was struggling to move. Although calling 9-1-1 is best in such situations, he […]
Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making her way across a parking lot when “it felt like my head exploded.”
“It felt like thick fluid was running through my […]
As a nurse, Lorena Rivera is used to treating stroke patients.
Being one never entered her mind, even though, as it turned out, she’d already had two strokes.
Her condition went undiagnosed because the possibility of a stroke never entered the mind of the doctors she worked alongside, either.
When her arm […]
Doctors may one day be able to peek into your future stroke risk by looking at a picture of your eyes.
In a new study, patients with damaged blood vessels and mild eye blood pressure on pictures of their retina were 35 percent more likely to suffer a stroke. Those […]
Country singer Randy Travis left the hospital and headed to a physical therapy facility for recovery from a heart condition and stroke, his publicist said.
Travis was admitted to a Dallas-area emergency room three weeks ago and immediately put on life support. During his treatment period, he suffered a stroke that required an emergency operation to […]
Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke.
Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than people who exercised less than once per week.
Exercise affects […]
Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]
What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain.
In a new study, people with the most heart disease risk factors performed only half as well on brain function tests compared to people with fewer risk factors.
Seven may be your lucky number when it comes to reducing stroke risk.
For every extra seven grams of fiber people added to their daily diet, their risk of having a stroke decreased by 7 percent, according to a new study. That means about half a cup of whole wheat […]
Following seven healthy behaviors to prevent heart disease can also help you ward off cancer.
For each American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 steps that you follow, your risk for cancer drops. In a new study, those adhering to one or two of the factors dropped risk by 21 percent; […]
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