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Strategies to Prevent Another Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is easy to revert back to your old habits and continue to put yourself at a high risk for another stroke or heart attack. Take a few moments, meet with your doctor and start changing the way you live -- it just may save your life.

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

WATCH: Need a Fearlessness Boost? Get More Sleep!

Terri Cole | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

This week, I want to explore how sleep and fear are related. Their connection is direct and undeniable, as lack of the prior leads to an increase in the latter.

Help! I am Going to Turn into a Man!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

We just returned from our first weekend away from home since my husband's stroke 20 months ago.

I'm Going to Run 26 Miles, 385 Yards for My Father

Dylan Armajani | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dylan Armajani

It's official. I'm running my first marathon this year: the ING NYC Marathon 2012. Up until three weeks ago, I had never run more than a 5K. So how did I get here?

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: Eliminating Health Disparities

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

All Americans should have the opportunity to lead long, healthy and productive lives. Yet one in two African-American and Hispanic-Latino children born this generation will develop type 2 diabetes as adults. This statistic is unacceptable because it is preventable.

British Man Who Claims To Have 'Woken Up Gay' After A Stroke Featured In New Documentary

Posted 04.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Chris Birch, the British man who claims to have "woken up gay" after suffering a stroke, is back in the headlines after becoming the subject of a much...

Cancer Related to Risk of Heart Attack and Suicide

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

A new study in the April 5, 2012 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine shows that a surprising number of cancer patients die not of cancer, but of a heart attack or suicide triggered by the diagnosis.

Take Two Aspirin and Don't Call Me in the Morning!

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

What if I told you a new drug had been discovered that could dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer, three of the leading killers in the U.S.?

WATCH: British Man Who Claims To Have Woken Up Gay After Stroke Speaks Out

Posted 04.02.2012 | Gay Voices

A British man who claims to have "woken up gay" after a gym accident led him to suffer a stroke is speaking out about his experience to the BBC. K...

Estrogen Prevents Stroke, Heart Attack for Some

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

The decision to take estrogen or HRT must be an individualized one -- a conversation between you and your doctor that takes into account your risks, your age and your history.

Parenting a Parent

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

It's not easy witnessing the deterioration of a beloved parent.

The Link Between Silent Stroke And Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke isn't new. We've known for some time that sleep apnea is associated with elevated risk of stroke. But this new research shows just how common sleep apnea is among stroke sufferers.

Pledge To Ban The 'R-Word' For Good

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

Nine-year-old Max is bright, funny and motivated. He also has cerebral palsy, a condition his mom fears will lead people to insult him with insensitiv...

Heart Health Month: 'I Go Red For All Of The Women In My Family'

Shermane Winters-Wofford | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Shermane Winters-Wofford

At first, I thought it was first-date jitters. I was a young, single mom at a nice restaurant with a guy I really liked. I was both excited and anxious, and I got a new outfit and got my hair done. But while we waited for our table, my excitement turned into something more.

Tommie Harris, San Diego Chargers Lineman, Loses Wife, Age 29

Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices

Ashley Harris, the wife of Chargers defensive lineman Tommie Harris, has died at the age of 29, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The 29-year-old ente...

Day Twelve: Oatmeal -- Breakfast Recipe of Contented Valentines

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

We all have excuses for not eating healthy foods. My oatmeal excuses are endless: it tastes bad; takes too long to make; is mushy; and makes the hardest dish to wash ever if you don't rinse it right away. But then I discovered that most box cereals have the nutritional value of a Twinkie.

Catherine Pearson

Erratic Heart Rhythms May Explain Mysterious Strokes: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke -- a sudden disruption in the brain's blood supply that is one of the leading causes of de...

Doctors Remove Two Pieces Of Kirk's Brain

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk remains in serious but stable condition after suffering a stroke over the weekend. His neurosurgeon said Thursday ...

Super Soul Sunday: Unexpected Gifts (VIDEO)

Posted 01.14.2012 | Home

At age 37, prominent brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor had a stroke that wiped her memory clean. In her journey to recovery, she says she "got to ...

Public Health In 2012: A Wish List

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The unnecessary death of good ideas -- and of people -- is much on my mind as the new year looms, with its promise of fresh starts. For far too long already, a failure to turn what we know into what we do has cost us dearly.

Million Hearts Program and the New York Blood Center

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

Two million Americans have a heart attack or stroke every year and more than 800,000 of them die. Million Hearts is a joint venture involving governmental agencies together with private sector partners.

Catherine Pearson

Childhood Abuse May Increase Risk For Heart Attack, Stroke

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Girls who experience severe sexual and physical abuse may have a higher risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke, according to a recent study th...

'Hercules' Discusses Recovering From Multiple Strokes

Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living

For years actor Kevin Sorbo was the picture of health and strength playing the titular role in the action-adventure series "Hercules: The Legendary Jo...

Stroke Survivor Aims to Take the Stairs: All 2,109 of Them

Melanie Coffee | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Melanie Coffee

About 2,500 people are set to race up 103 flights to the building's Skydeck on Sunday to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It's one of the premier rehab facilities in the world, but more important to Pacholski, it's the place that's helped her get her life back.