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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.

Sarah Barness

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...

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

The 'Miracle' That Allowed My Dad To Walk Me Down The Aisle

Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings

By Victoria Torres for Bridal Guide Photo Credit: Reflections Creative Photography May 1, 2013 was just a normal day at work — or so I thought...

Loneliness Is a Silent Killer

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Few people are aware of how dangerous it is to "inhale" two packs a day of emotional isolation. Because loneliness is viewed merely as an unfortunate circumstance and not as the silent killer it is, it rarely triggers a sense of urgency in the person who suffers from it.

200,000 Preventable Deaths in People Under 75 Every Year!

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Controlling blood pressure, managing cholesterol and reducing smoking can help millions of people live longer, healthier lives.

Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes? Yes. It. Can. Be. Done.

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

When health care systems and their patients follow simple steps, they can lower blood pressure and save lives. Prevent many of the nearly 1,000 deaths a day in the U.S. as a result of high blood pressure? Yes, it can be done. What can you do to help?

Duet Step

Myra Demeter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Since Dan's stroke three years ago we don't have many activities that we can do together and our couples' duet step dance class is sacred. It was only Dan's emergency hospital stay for a serious heart issue in May that prevented us from having a perfect attendance record.

Fewer People Are Having Strokes

Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of new cases of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain is decreasing among Caucasian Americans and Mexican Americans, according to a new...

Stroke Victim Dubbed 'Mr. Happy' No Longer Able To Feel Sadness

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

Malcolm Myatt, a 68-year-old grandfather from England, is smiling a lot these days. And with good reason. After doctors told him a stroke had affected...

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, Protect Your Heart, and Save Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elliott Negin

Does nine servings a day sound like a heavy lift? Well, consider this: If we ate just one more serving a day -- one banana or a large carrot -- we would save $5 billion annually in health care expenditures and prevent more than 30,000 heart-related deaths.