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Stroke: A Detailed Overview

OVERVIEW Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 800,000 people...
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May is National Stroke Month

American Stroke Awareness Month During the month of May the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) recognize American Stroke Month by rallying...
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When ‘Good’ Cholesterol Is Even Better

HDL cholesterol function may be important factor in heart disease risk Good, better, best — when it comes to cholesterol, you want more of the...
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The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer’s

The Link Between Vascular Disease and Alzheimer's Vascular disease risk factors were associated with late-life dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. As Alzheimer’s disease has become more of...
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Women Smokers and Heart Attacks

Women smokers 13 times more likely to have a major heart attack than non-smoking peers Young women smokers were at high risk of heart attack...
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Difficult to control blood pressure without following directions

Only one in five patients with resistant hypertension take all of their prescribed medication meant to treat their high blood pressure, according to new...

Most atrial fibrillation patients don’t get preventive drug before stroke

New research shows that few stroke patients receive therapy that could potentially prevent them from having future strokes. According to the study, published March 14...
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Exercise: Prescription for Older Adults

Regular exercise key to help older adults with heart disease maintain physical function. Older adults often want to remain independent, even after a problem like...
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Location, Location, Location: Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease

If you’re afraid of heights – that’s too bad. A new study, published by the journal Frontiers in Physiology, says that the higher up...