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Shingles Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

By: Sara G. Miller Published: 12/16/2015 10:52 AM EST on LiveScience A bout of shingles may increase your risk for other serious health conditions —...

Got PMS? You Might Have High Blood Pressure In The Future, Says Study

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.26.2015 | Home

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 11/25/2015 10:14 AM EST on LiveScience The headaches, fatigue and other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome may be m...

After Almost Dying From a Stroke, I Asked These Questions

Darling Magazine | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Darling Magazine

The world stopped making sense to me when I almost died at 26 years old, and that's when the real questions began. On April 21, 2008, out of the blue, without a sign or symptom, I suffered a massive brain stem stroke while my six month old baby, James, slept in the other room.

Should Your Blood Pressure Be Lowered to 120?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Studies show, and my patients confirm to me, that most doctors don't do this, yielding BP readings that are misleadingly higher. If your SBP is over-read this way, you are at greater risk of over-treatment and harm than were the study patients. The risk of harm may be higher in the real world than in the study.

Speaking More Than One Language Helps Stroke Recovery

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Home

There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also ...

Overcoming Perceptions of Parenting with a Disability

Christinne Rudd | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Christinne Rudd

When I became a mom, I never knew how much scrutiny I'd face just because I happen to be disabled too. You read that right, my disability is secondary to me, and to be quite honest, I actually don't think of it at all.

This Is What It's Like To Have A Stroke At 44

Prevention | Posted 11.06.2016 | Home
Prevention

Asking for help is also something I've gotten better at. I was hesitant to accept help at first, but as soon I found out that my heart health could be a real concern, one of the first things I did was call my mother and ask when I could take her up on her offer to stay with me and help out.

How to Learn the Warning Signs of a Stroke F.A.S.T

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

What if singing a song or rapping lyrics could give someone the power to spot stroke signs and take action? And what if sharing that song could spread...

Catherine Hopes Her Tale Teaches Others F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Nancy Brown

One Friday, she was in the gym with a client when Catherine said a "really, really funny feeling" overcame her. She feared that her face was becoming numb. She told the client the session was over so she could figure out what was happening.

Magnets Might 'Unlock' Paralyzed Arm After Stroke

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.22.2015 | Home

People who suffer a stroke face many physical and emotional hurdles on their long road to recovery. But now, there may be a glimmer of hope for those ...

Salt Gets An Unfair Shake, Public Health Feels The Pinch

Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH, MS

2,300 mg of sodium is the upper level of intake recommended by existing Dietary Guidelines for Americans and by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. But are these recommendations actually justified? And will labeling appropriately focus consumer attention and improve public health?

My Father, Arianna ... and Sleep

Michael Tierney | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Michael Tierney

My father's stories not only taught me how to sleep... but dream as well. And the importance of stories as something in themselves. Which is, I think, a really wonderful lesson.

Blood Pressure Patients: You Need To Know The Latest

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Nancy Brown

If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment...

The Most Beautiful Dance I Ever Enjoyed With My Husband

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Myra Demeter

It was just five years ago that my husband's life took a cruel turn and he suffered a devastating stroke. He couldn't walk, talk or eat. He had a feeding tube in his stomach, and we were told he was 'gravely' ill.

Brother's Death at 32 Prompted Jamie's New Lifestyle

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Nancy Brown

Follow the arc of Jamie's diet and exercise regimen and it may remind you of someone you know, perhaps even yourself.

What Women Don't Know About Stroke Could Kill Them

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

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 | Home
SELF

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 11.22.2016 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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...