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Depression Could Double Stroke Risk In People Over 50

Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty

Published: May 13, 2015 04:35pm ET by LiveScience. People who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke, a new stud...

How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms and What to Do

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Unfortunately, most Americans don't know the signs of a stroke, but they need to. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability. Being able to recognize a stroke and getting to the hospital quickly can make a huge difference in reducing its potentially devastating effects. Here are some tips that help you recognize a stroke, and what you should do if it happens to you or your loved one.

People With A Higher Purpose In Life Have A Lower Risk Of Stroke

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Roxanne Nelson (Reuters Health) - People with a high sense of purpose in life have a lower risk of stroke, according to new researc...

Too Little Sleep Could Kill You?

Timothy Morgenthaler, MD | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Morgenthaler, MD

Sleeping more than eight hours has never been proven to be a cause of poor health. A more likely explanation is that excessive sleep could indicate an underlying health problem, like heart disease, diabetes or sleep apnea, which actually do increase your risk of stroke.

Prayers for Dana: The Story of a Mother Battling Lyme Disease and Congenital Heart Disease

Christina Scribner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Pictured: Dana Calloway with her husband and five children. Twenty-four year old Dana Calloway has been sick for many years. In addition to her lat...

Older Migraine Sufferers May Have More 'Silent Strokes'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living

A history of migraine headaches may increase a person's risk of silent brain injury, according to new research. Researchers studied a group of 546 ...

Eating More Fruits And Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

You know you're supposed to get ample servings of fruits and veggies a day, even if you don't always do so. But a new review of research might give yo...

Lower Your Stroke Risk With These 7 Lifestyle Changes

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty

It's no secret that a generally healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person's risk of getting a stroke. And now a new study shows that you can reduce y...

Air Pollution Linked To Hardening Of Arteries

Posted 04.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Fried and fatty foods aren't the only things bad for your arteries -- a new study suggests the air you breathe could play a role, too. Prolonged e...

The Two Beverages That Could Significantly Lower Your Risk Of Stroke

Huff/Post50 | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

Your morning cups of coffee and green tea may do more than just give you an extra kick of energy -– they may also lower your risk of stroke. A r...

6 Ways To Prevent Stroke

Posted 12.28.2012 | Fifty

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, causing approximately 128,842 deaths each year. A disproportionate number of those a...

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The word "stroke" conjures images of a bolt out of the blue. No one ever imagines that they will have a stroke, much less that it might happen as a result of a chiropractic treatment for neck pain -- but it does.

I'm Going to Run 26 Miles, 385 Yards for My Father

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's official. I'm running my first marathon this year: the ING NYC Marathon 2012. Up until three weeks ago, I had never run more than a 5K. So how did I get here?

The Link Between Silent Stroke And Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke isn't new. We've known for some time that sleep apnea is associated with elevated risk of stroke. But this new research shows just how common sleep apnea is among stroke sufferers.

Catherine Pearson

Erratic Heart Rhythms May Explain Mysterious Strokes: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke -- a sudden disruption in the brain's blood supply that is one of the leading causes of de...

Catherine Pearson

Childhood Abuse May Increase Risk For Heart Attack, Stroke

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Girls who experience severe sexual and physical abuse may have a higher risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to a recent study th...

Catherine Pearson

At Risk For Stroke? Cognitive Problems Could Follow, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Having high blood pressure may up your risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from the National Institute of Health, which shows simply h...

Catherine Pearson

Blood Pressure Just Slightly High? It Could Still Up Stroke Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Having blood pressure that is just slightly higher than normal could still spell trouble in terms of stroke risk, according to a comprehensive scienti...

Catherine Pearson

Depression Increases Stroke Risk In Women, New Research Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Depression does more than take a mental toll on people, leading to possible physical complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now, ne...

7 Ways To Prevent One Of America's Top Killers

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Most people don't see a stroke on their radar screen. A quick look at some statistics should change your mind.

6 Ways To Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Dr. Williams' book also offers life-saving practical tips on stroke prevention. Here are just a few of the stroke prevention strategies.

Coffee, Sex, Nose Blowing Could Raise Stroke Risk

Health.com | Matt McMillen | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home

Having sex, drinking coffee, working out -- these and other everyday activities that cause blood pressure to spike may briefly raise the risk of a...

Could You Be At Risk For Stroke?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Strokes, while common, are also preventable. Risk factors for stroke are closely related to obesity.

How to Protect Yourself From A Stroke At Any Age

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Like many young Americans, I thought strokes were something that only affected older people. The measures that helped to prevent it rarely crossed my mind. But then, one October morning, I had a stroke.

More Evidence That Swings In Blood Pressure Raise Stroke Risk On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Following on recent, similar research, a large five-year study points to fluctuations in blood pressure over time as a key indicator of stroke risk....