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Stroke Prevention

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."

Lower Your Stroke Risk With These 7 Lifestyle Changes

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty

It's no secret that a generally healthy lifestyle can help reduce a person's risk of getting a stroke. And now a new study shows that you can reduce y...

Government Halts Study Seeking To Prevent Type Of Stroke

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

The government has halted a study testing treatments for a brain condition that can cause strokes after early results suggested invasive therapies wer...

Like My Character, Hercules, I Used to Think I Was Invincible

Kevin Sorbo | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Kevin Sorbo

There are many myths and misconceptions about stroke. As a survivor, I have learned that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. An easy way to recognize the sudden signs of stroke is to remember the acronym F.A.S.T.

My Insights Into Stroke Prevention

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Home
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

For the sake of the 600,000 people who will have a stroke this year, I'd like to offer a short overview of how you can "make your own luck" by improving your odds of avoiding a stroke.

6 Ways To Prevent Stroke

Posted 12.28.2012 | Fifty

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, causing approximately 128,842 deaths each year. A disproportionate number of those a...

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.

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...

Catherine Pearson

Blood Pressure Just Slightly High? It Could Still Up Stroke Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Having blood pressure that is just slightly higher than normal could still spell trouble in terms of stroke risk, according to a comprehensive scienti...

U.S. Launches Effort To Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks And Strokes

AP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Health officials are trying to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years. The U.S. Health and Human Services d...

7 Ways To Prevent One Of America's Top Killers

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Most people don't see a stroke on their radar screen. A quick look at some statistics should change your mind.

6 Ways To Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

Dr. Williams' book also offers life-saving practical tips on stroke prevention. Here are just a few of the stroke prevention strategies.

How To Save Stroke Victims

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Remember that cool IBM TV ad about using real-time data management technology to monitor the vital signs of preemies in a Toronto hospital? Well, it l...