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What Women Don't Know About Stroke Could Kill Them

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Dr. Diana Greene-Chandos, neurologist and director of neuroscience critical care at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, contributed this column to Liv...

"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"

SELF | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living

I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. I run my own pro-athlete public relations firm. I was under stress, sure, but I was happy, enjoying my crazy, packed days.

7 Ways To Avoid 7 Common Chronic Diseases

Carol Marak | Posted 08.26.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you my live another 20 years. That's the good news. Those living another two decades will likely live with at least one chronic condition. But some health factors can help lessen that concern.

The Scandal of Uncontrolled Hypertension: A Widely-Overlooked Remedy

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

This blog truly has the potential to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular complications for millions of people who are liv...

A Science-Backed Reason For Leaving Work Early Today

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Burning the midnight oil? You could put yourself at risk for a stroke. Workers who put in 55 hours per week or more had a 33 percent greater risk of s...

Dying at Our Desks: Long Hours and Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Some things may seem self evident in terms of health and wellness, but until studied scientifically, they may not get the attention they deserve. For ...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Fatigue, daytime sleepiness and moodiness are all well-known side effects of a bad night's sleep -- but many of my patients don't realize that serious sleep problems can affect not only mood and energy levels, but physical health, as well.

Getting a Grip on Heart Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Grip strength may also be a therapy of heart disease. Isometric training for blood pressure management has been studied since at least 1992 and has been found to lower both systolic and diastolic pressures.

Britney Spears Sends Sweet Message To Teen Who Recovered From Stroke Dancing To ‘Toxic’

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.03.2015 | Good News

A young teen is dancing her way to recovery. Maegan Johnson took to Facebook early last month to share a personal post about an aneurysm and stroke s...

Don't Forget To Brush Your Teeth. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Brushing twice a day is good for your breath and gums and all, but it also helps out your whole body. Francesco D’Aiuto, senior lecturer at the Eas...

Latinos Live Familismo

American Heart Association | Posted 07.17.2016 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Our cultures of origin -- Mexican, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian or other Spanish-speaking countries -- are rooted in family, in connecting, helping each other become the best we can be, putting our children first and supporting each other through good times and bad.

Why the New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Are Big News

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

These promising new treatments are for individuals whose LDL cholesterol levels or cardiovascular risk profiles are not adequately addressed with statins, as well as those who are statin-intolerant.

Live And Live A Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 06.09.2016 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You're prompted to move in your hospital bed. Simple things like moving arms and legs. Sitting up and lying down. Changing positions. Rolling over.

Saving and Improving Lives Mile By Mile, Coast to Coast

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Since mid-March, they've been riding bicycles through communities from coast to coast. Perhaps you've heard about their efforts or even saw them roll ...

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.04.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.28.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.

Low-Income Black Women At Greater Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke

Reuters | Kathryn Doyle | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with...

Supporting the Women in our Lives: Stroke Prevention

Dalton Paxman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dalton Paxman

There are a few simple education and healthy lifestyle changes that I encourage my wife and daughters to live by, and that all girls and women can follow to reduce their risk of stroke,

How to Recognize Stroke Symptoms and What to Do

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.11.2016 | 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.

Act F.A.S.T. and Save a Life!

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Help the AHA/ASA close the gap in stroke awareness by increasing stroke knowledge across America. Make sure that you are equipped as a stroke hero to save someone's life in case of a stroke emergency. I wish I could have been there for my friend. Don't let it happen to someone you care about. Be ready!

Being 25 and Dealing With a Mother Who's a Stroke Victim

Patrice Bendig | Posted 05.07.2016 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Unpredictable. That sums up what I have learned from the decade long experience of being the daughter of a multiple stroke and heart attack survivor.

Quiet Fortitude in the ER

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

In Maureen Dowd's recent piece, "A Stroke of Fate," she describes the case of her niece, Tara, a young and athletic woman who suffered a rare type of stroke caused by a separation of the inner layers of an artery supplying her brain.

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

Growing Stroke Awareness Among Latinos

American Heart Association | Posted 05.04.2016 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

Stroke causes the death of one in four Hispanic males and one in three Hispanic women. If we want to change those numbers, we must learn to all speak the same language of stroke awareness.

Katie Sola

The Chilling Connection Between Racist Google Searches And Black Mortality Rates | Katie Sola | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

A new study shows a chilling correlation between the number of racist Google searches in an area and the long-term mortality rates of the black people...