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Pulp Fiction? The Bottom Line on Juicing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Your juicer may belong on the shelf next to the other fallen health products. It is a device that takes healthy foods (fruits and vegetables) and renders them less healthy. It eliminates fiber, turns solid food into a liquid and facilitates a huge increase in consumption.

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

On World Health Day, Take Heart in Knowing the Global Fight Is Going Strong

Nancy Brown | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the visionary leaders who created the United Nations got down to business, one of the first subjects they tackled was trying to improve the health of people all around the world.

Why the Murderer of Millions Still Roams Free

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

With no fear of the law, the killer of 7 million stalks new targets The evening winds roughed up the trees surrounding her log cabin, which overlooke...

The Bad News For Diet Drink Lovers

Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

You might think you're doing yourself a favor, opting for the diet version of your favorite soda or fruit drink. But sip a little too much and you cou...

Would You Know If You Were Having A Stroke?

Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Many women would not be able to identify the signs of a stroke, a new study suggests. The study included phone survey results from 1,205 women in t...

Could 'Chocolate Pills' Prevent Heart Attacks?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can ...

Now Is the Best Time to Take Care of the Hearts That Matter Most to You

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.

Home Health Care: Post-Stroke Care, From Head to Toe

Marki Flannery | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

At the end of nurse Lorraine Williams' recent home care visit to Professor Samuel Kaplan, he walked her to the apartment's front door. "I was so surpr...

Advocating for a Healthier Future

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

NAACP founders recognized that we, as African Americans, would never reach the peak of our potential if we were treated as second-class citizens in our own county, especially as it relates to our health.

Super Bowl Sunday Is Heart Attack Sunday

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

We all enjoy the pre-game hype, anticipate a round of fabulous television commercials and look forward to seeing what the Clydesdales will do next. As the public prepares for the big game, doctors and nurses in hospital emergency rooms prepare for something else -- a potential rush of heart attack patients.

50 Years of American Heart Month: Fight Continues vs. Our No. 1 Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The number of people living with cardiovascular diseases has surged since LBJ's day, from around 10 million to nearly 84 million. This shows what a great job we are doing in treating these problems, and illustrates how much more work is needed to prevent them.

MLK Day: His Calls for Equality, Service Are Enduring Legacies

Nancy Brown | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Involvement can come in so many ways, from giving money to giving time, from offering your expertise to rounding up friends to attend an event. The possibilities are limitless. So are the opportunities. Whatever you believe in, there's an organization out there that could use you.

The Common Emotion That Could Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

healthland.time.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

New study looks at psychosocial factors affecting the likelihood of suffering a stroke ...

Life-changing: Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

A natural-born fighter, in 2004, fate handed Breillat the fight of her life. She suffered a massive stroke that left her paralyzed on one side of her body, with difficult rehabilitation ahead and many more trials and tribulations to come.

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Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don't Talk To Me Like I'm A Child

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Laura Cobb proves a sense of humor and a resilient attitude can get you through anything. The bright 27-year-old from St. Louis has taken to YouTub...

Cholesterol Guidelines: Myth vs. Truth -- What You Need to Know

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The new cholesterol guidelines represent a sea change in that they no longer recommend patients shoot for a target cholesterol level. Instead, they recommend options based on an individual's risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Controlling Blood Pressure an Important Way to Help Your Heart

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

There's some major news in the cardiovascular world that I want to make sure you've heard: Doctors just received new recommendations for the best ways to care for your heart.

What REALLY Kills Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What really kills us prematurely, and all too often imposes years of misery beforehand, isn't a list of chronic diseases, but the factors that cause those diseases. What really takes years from life and life from years is a willingness to know WHAT, yet neglect the opportunity to know HOW.

This World Stroke Day, Learn How to Prevent It -- and F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."

Improving Our Nation's Health, Community by Community

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.

You Can Fix the Health Care Reform Hullabaloo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Health isn't built in hospitals; disease is treated there. Health is built every day, over the course of a lifetime, in the places we work, and learn, and play, and pray, and love, and live. Or it isn't. And if it isn't, the "health care" system can't fix it.

Stroke Linked With Fewer Quality Years Of Life

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

Stroke could decrease the number of years of life you spend in good health, a new Neurology study suggests. Researchers from John Radcliffe Hospita...

Eating These Foods May NOT Help Thinking Skills After All

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

For years, many health experts have hailed foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids as being good for the lowering of stroke risk, as well as for the reduct...