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Lilo, the Guide Dog Puppy With the Sixth Sense

Lynda Freeman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

I take great comfort in the fact that some of her last moments were spent with Dad and me, and especially with such a compassionate puppy, who somehow knew what my dying mother needed most: unconditional love.

Improving Stroke Rehab, One Monitored Step at a Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One day a few years ago, Bruce Dobkin gazed out his office window on the UCLA campus and noticed a sign about an upcoming event for engineers. Dobkin...

Can We Go From Around 1 in 100 to 1 in Never?

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

An ambulance ride to their local hospital was followed by a medical helicopter flight to Boston Children's Hospital, where Joseph received the majority of his care. Gina took the chopper; Rob made the longest one-hour drive of his life.

Be The Best You Can Be No Matter What The Obstacle

Richard L. Burns | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You have been given a special gift. A second chance at life. And there's a guide for all this; to be the best you can be, no matter the obstacles. Injury or hurt, illness or surgery, stroke or cancer, bones or body, whatever the medical trauma.

Think Stroke Can't Happen to You? Think Again

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

While one's risk of stroke does increase with age (the majority occur in people age 80 and older), stroke can happen to anyone, at any age -- even to young, healthy adults.

Life-Saving Answers Exist; the Key Is Continuing the Search

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Research is the engine that propels science. Every mile we've gained in the treatment and prevention of all diseases comes from researchers discoverin...

Stroke Down to Fifth-Leading Killer in U.S. -- Here's What the Statistical Change Really Means

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"I'm not surprised by the declining numbers," Dr. Broderick said. "But I am surprised by how quickly it's happened. Falling two spots in a few years after being No. 3 for a long, long, long time is remarkable."

Getting the Right Care for the Right Patient in the Right Time

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.

Personalized Medicine Takes on the MTHFR Gene

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

As the scientific community continues to learn more about individual genes and how and what they code for, it gives rise to increased personalized medical recommendations to support an individual's genetic makeup.

The Christmas I Died -- Briefly -- Only To Wake Up With A Greater Sense Of Purpose

Richard L. Burns | Posted 02.22.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, happiness reigned. The year was 1968 and as usual I was busy with clients on the phone, when suddenly, a headache, like I've never had before, struck me. I went upstairs to lie down and rest with my young son watching over me. Then to the hospital I went and my life to heaven, for I died, to awake with new purpose and intent.

Immediately After A Stroke, Your Next Steps Are Crucial

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Time is critical when someone has a stroke, but care can be delayed when victims, bystanders or e...

Why This Happy Grandfather Wants To Remove The Device Keeping Him Alive

OWN | Posted 12.04.2014 | OWN

Paul Mitchell has a lot to live for -- a grandson he absolutely adores, a daughter he calls the apple of his eye, and a wife who is the love of his li...

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Age Can't Dim His Blue Eyes

Dan Szczesny | Posted 01.24.2015 | Fifty
Dan Szczesny

Last spring, I froze when I got the simple text from my sister, "Dad had stroke, on way to hospital." As a reporter, you're taught to distill information, to base your coverage decisions on what's important, what's real and how fast the information is coming.

SAS Culture, Technology Saves Lives -– Including My Daughter's

Marie Lowman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Marie Lowman

No one at SAS made me feel like I had to choose between working or getting my child therapy. My managers just made it work. And, during those times, I worked harder for SAS than I ever did before, because I felt so grateful.

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Women Can Do Anything Men Can Do, But Here's One Surprising Thing They're Even Better At

Mary Ann Bauman, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Bauman, M.D.

Who would have thought that these catchy lyrics from the 1946 Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun would fit so perfectly into a conversation today about women and heart disease?

Support Soda Taxes: Avoid Premature Aging

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I was summoned to the emergency room stat. We tried unsuccessfully for more than 40 minutes to resuscitate the patient. Death by heroin overdose. T...

This World Stroke Day, Know That Kids and Teens Can Be Stricken, Too -- Like Vandna

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Once we understand more about the mechanism of injury recovery and repair, we can then try to restore function to the injured brains and try to determine how to restore some of the remarkable plasticity that is lost with age.

The Plasticity of the Brain: Guiding the Damaged Brain to Recover From Injury and the Healthy Brain to Improve Itself

Edward Taub, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Edward Taub, Ph.D.

What are the limits of rehabilitation for a person with a damaged brain, and how can persons with healthy brains improve themselves further?

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...

As a Patient and Caregiver, Larry Knows How Much Support Helps

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Having lost my father and grandfather to heart disease, I should've been more aware of my own heart health. I shouldn't have smoked three packs a day for 18 years. Just because I played a lot of tennis and "looked healthy," I shouldn't have believed that proved I was healthy.

The Soda Tax Wars: Let's Help San Francisco and Berkeley Crush Big Soda

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Opponents of soda taxes say they don't work. They point to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Actually, that study showed that soda taxes do work. Weak soda taxes of three percent, without any accompanying public health campaign, work weakly. But, they work. They decrease soda consumption.

Rallying Women Against Heart Disease Is a Year-Round Pursuit

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Raising awareness is always fulfilling; raising awareness of the No. 1 killer of women is especially satisfying. That is why one day is not enough. As women in high-profile roles, we need to do better. We need to do more."