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Strokes

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Link Between Insomnia And Stroke

A report in the journal Stroke has a concerning finding – a link between insomnia and an increased risk of stroke.

04/15/2014

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Most Women Don’t Know Warning Signs Of A Stroke

Stroke kills more women than men – it is the third leading cause of female death. But, according to the American Heart Association, less than half of women know the signs.

03/27/2014

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Pre-Hypertension Increases Risk Of Stroke

A study of people with blood pressure higher than 120/80 but lower than 140/90 found they were 66% more likely to develop a stroke than people who had normal blood pressure.

03/20/2014

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Cold Weather Increases Stroke Fatalities

Researchers have found that the colder the weather the higher the stroke hospitalization rates, and deaths due to stroke.

02/18/2014

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Quick Treatment For Stroke

It is so important to get to the emergency room as quickly if possible if you have early signs of stroke because early intervention is key.

09/26/2013

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PTSD Among Stroke Survivors

Survivors of the battlefield aren’t the only ones at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

06/26/2013

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Earlier Treatment Improves Stroke Recovery

Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.

06/25/2013

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Goggles To Diagnose Strokes

We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.

03/13/2013

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Depression After Stroke May Increase Risk Of Death

According to a new study from the University of Southern California, depression after stroke is linked to increased risk of death.

01/21/2013

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African Americans At Higher Risk Of Stroke

A new study has looked at different ethnic groups and the link between high blood pressure and stroke. There is a very disturbing finding.

12/20/2012

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OTC Erectile Dysfunction Treatments Can Be Deadly

You have probably heard about herbal medications and other over the counter treatments for erectile dysfunction. But you need to remember that just because something is over the counter doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe.

12/06/2012

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Questioning The Use Of Beta Blockers

Beta blockers are a class of medications that have been used in the treatment of heart disease for decades and for good reason. They are effective. But a new study suggests they may be outdated.

10/08/2012

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The Miracle Drug

They call aspirin the miracle drug. Think about just a few of the benefits, for example, aspirin therapy can reduce heart attacks or strokes.

10/02/2012

Strides For Stroke

Strides For Stroke

For more on Strides for Stroke, click here. 18th Annual Dr. Howard Mazer Memorial Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:00am – 11:00am The Philadelphia Museum of Art

06/06/2012

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Report: Sleep Apnea Linked With Silent Strokes

A report released at the International Stroke Conference links sleep apnea with an increased risk of silent stroke and small legions in the brain.

02/01/2012

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