American Heart Association

Adults with disabilities have higher rates of high blood pressure

More adults with disabilities have high blood pressure than adults without disabilities, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers found that 34 percent of adults with disabilities versus 27 percent without them had high blood pressure. In particular, it affected more people with […]

Locked-in syndrome leaves former athlete in complete muscle paralysis

For Patrick Stein, having even a simple conversation is a complicated and tedious process.

Patrick, who lives in Northfield, Illinois, has Locked-in syndrome, a debilitating condition caused by a massive stroke that left him mentally alert and aware, but with almost complete muscle paralysis.

He is able to move his eyes […]