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The Gift My Grandma Gave to Me

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

I was honored that it was me she chose to share her last breath with, that it was my face she chose as her last to gaze upon and my voice she wanted to hear lulling her gently into God's loving arms.

8 Steps To Help You Rebuild Your Life After Illness

Richard L. Burns | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

There's no doubt that I've had my share of tears. But once I was able to look past my self-pity, focus on the positive opportunities and outcomes, I began to persevere. I hope that my past might provide insight into your future.

Losing And Finding My Mother After Her Stroke

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Leslie Kendall Dye

In the last five years, our relationship has been many things: fierce, devoted, fractious and corroded by sorrow and loss. It's nice to be in a healthy relationship, suddenly, with my mother. We agree. Together, we look forward to spring.

Attention iPhone Users: Make Sure Your Heart Counts

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You probably heard last week's news about Apple launching a watch, a cool way for iPhone users to access their device from their wrist. That news overshadowed something else the company launched the same day, something I think is even cooler because it could save and improve lives.

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.

You Haven't Lived Until... You've Had a Stroke

Harshada Rajani | Posted 05.03.2015 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

Having a stroke has given me some of the most unnerving, unpredictable, unnatural, yet unforgettable moments that leave me saying that, without a doubt, you haven't lived until you've had a stroke.

Live Your Best Life By Removing The Superwoman Cape

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

People with this syndrome have an irrational belief that puts an extraordinary amount of pressure on women to look beautiful, stay in shape, take care of the home, solve and fix everyone's problems while succeeding at work. Truthfully, this woman is fictional.

A How-To For a Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

Be prepared because frustration, anger, personality problems come with the territory. Learning to face-up to a new existence is critical. And therapy, physical and mental. It's necessary to rebuild the body and the mind to operate acceptably to you and others.

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.