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By On April 4th, 2014

Risk of Stroke Spikes Following Shingles Outbreak

You might never think to associate a painful skin rash with a stroke, but a new study says the risk of stroke significantly increases in the weeks following the first signs of shingles. Overall, the highest stroke risk occurs during the first month after an outbreak, when patients are 63 percent more likely to have…

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By On February 17th, 2014

Vitamin C May Be Associated With Reduced Risk of Stroke

Any health professional will tell you how important vitamin C is for living a healthy life. It is well known that the nutrient helps protect against cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. Now, a study set to be presented at an upcoming medical conference says vitamin C may also be…

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By On November 20th, 2013

Synthetic Marijuana May Cause Strokes in Young Adults

Despite attempts to ban ‘spice’ or synthetic marijuana, many young adults have tried the substance and many have already seen the consequences. Two healthy young siblings are among those who have died soon after smoking the substance also known as K2, and an investigation into their death suggests the drug could potentially cause acute ischemic…

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By On October 29th, 2013

World Stroke Day 2013

Today is World Stroke Day, and in recognition I would like to ask you to familiarize yourself with the signs of a stroke and what to do if you or a loved one believes they may be suffering one of the most damaging and preventable conditions affecting people across the country. Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer…

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By On August 23rd, 2013

Ultra-Early Stroke Treatment Greatly Decreases Risk of Disability

As reported by a new study in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, treatment within 90 minutes of experiencing stroke symptoms can greatly reduce the risk of suffering disability. The traditional knowledge has long suggested that fast treatment for stroke is imperative for preventing long-term symptoms such as disability. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s…

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By On July 8th, 2013

Can Brain Stimulation Reteach Stroke Patients To Speak?

Strokes can do a lot of physical and mental damage to victims. For some, a stroke can mean the loss of speech and language altogether. The only way carers have been able to handle aphasia, or a disorder affecting the ability to grasp language, read, write or speak, has been speech and language therapy which…

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By On April 4th, 2013

The Link Between Heart Disease And Dementia

A study published earlier this month concludes that a risk assessment for heart disease can actually more accurately predict cognitive decline than dementia risk scores. Also, though not as strong as the heart disease assessment, risk scores for stroke also predicted cognitive decline better than dementia predictors. These findings emphasize not only the link between…

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By On April 1st, 2013

Chocolate And Your Risk Of Stroke

There’s no shortage of articles telling you how your favorite vice can actually be good for you. Well, the latest tackles how chocolate affects blood vessels and reduces your risk of stroke. You can read more about the study at iOL. It does seem to be legitimate research, but there’s an interesting catch. While eating…

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By On February 26th, 2013

The Truth About Antioxidants?

I’ve written a number of articles in this space about how your diet can effect your physical and mental health. That topic has been a fairly popular one over the past couple of years and there has been plenty of research done to back the claims that certain foods can prevent certain illnesses or disorders.…

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