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If You Have Nothing To Hide, Don't Have A Stroke In The State Of Florida

Radley Balko | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

A truly awful incident in Florida: Allen Daniel Hicks Sr., 51, was found stopped in his car on the side of Interstate 275 by a sheriff's deputy...

Julie Jensen: Life Re-imagined: Survive to Thrive

Julie Jensen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Julie Jensen

I'm sure I'd still be searching for fulfillment if I didn't receive a wake-up call on September 30, 2004. I was 26 when I was wheeled into the ER and a nurse asked if I knew what was happening. "I think I had a stroke," I muttered. "Ma'am, you are HAVING a stroke."

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...

Henry Winkler On His Greatest Passion And The Success Of 'Arrested Development'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty

The iconic "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler has a lot on his plate these days. The actor who shot to stardom in the 1970s has won over a new generation...

'Lift Your Wings'

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

When she twists her body, I think of a diver going into a flip, transforming her long sleek body into the diameter of a radial tire. She is balled up, resisting my touch. I talk to her in a soft, playful voice, an attempt to lessen the shame and fear that deforms her body.

The New York Times Bungles the Latest Salt Report

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Times not only fanned unfounded fears that cutting sodium is risky, but it failed to inform readers that vanishingly few Americans consume the very-low-sodium levels that the IOM considered.

Study: African Americans Need Education On Stroke Response

www.detroitnews.com | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices

African-Americans know the signs of stroke but more interventions are needed to get them to call 911 since they are unfamiliar with the need to get im...

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...

Yes You Can!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Myra Demeter

The goal of the day was to introduce golf to those who had never played before and to reacquaint players who had suffered a stroke and now had to deal with their disabilities. The positive attitude, encouragement and upbeat mood of the pros, health professionals and staff was evident and transferred to the participants. T

You Won't Believe The Story Behind This Painting

Posted 05.02.2013 | Fifty

A family was "astounded" to find their 90-year-old grandmother had produced a lovely painting, after showing no interest in art her entire life. ...

Tom Lost 80 Pounds: 'It's A Gift I Have Given To Myself'

Tom W. Watson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom W. Watson

As I began to implement the new health and wellness plan for myself, I quickly gained confidence and realized that I could do this! The fitness plan was something I could sustain -- it was simple, in fact. All it required me to do was take 10,000 steps or more a day.

Air Pollution Linked To Hardening Of Arteries

Posted 04.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Fried and fatty foods aren't the only things bad for your arteries -- a new study suggests the air you breathe could play a role, too. Prolonged e...

10 Ways You Can Help a Loved One With Alzheimer's Survive Hospitalization

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Two weeks ago, I got a call that my mother had suffered a stroke, and that she was in the hospital. For someone with Alzheimer's, like her, hospitalization can be a traumatic and sometimes fatal event.

Lee Lost 160 Pounds: 'Here I Was, A Doctor, Finding Myself In The ICU'

Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Dr. Lee R. Colema...

The Cost Of My Catastrophe

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'm still just a naive fighter, struggling through every single day. So let me ask you all: Is this a curse or a blessing, a tragedy or an opportunity, a punishment or merely, just a gift?

WATCH: Disease Could Be Affecting Millions Who Don't Even Know It

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 03.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Multiple sclerosis affects more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. But there is another disease that affects the central nervous system and is fa...

Can Olive Oil and Nuts Prevent Heart Attacks?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

I think the Mediterranean diet would be worth adopting for the sheer pleasure of it, and the health benefits are just another great reason to go Mediterranean.

What You Need to Know About Your Blood Sugar Results

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

You are the most important member of your medical team. Ask your physician for a copy of your lab work. Learn about the important lab values and track them each visit. Your doctor should welcome such active participation.

Why Older People REALLY Need To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.21.2013 | Fifty

Good news for older people who smoke: If you quit smoking, you will reap the benefits in a fairly short period of time. A new study by researchers ...

Taking Back My Happiness

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.22.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

I've realized that I've been searching for happiness in all the wrong places; the places in which I had learned to subconsciously associate with incredible amounts of happiness.

The Dangerous Myth of 'Fat but Fit'

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, in rare circumstances we can point to a few obese individuals who do not appear to be at increased risk for heart disease; few things are absolute with biology. But that should offer no consolation to Gov. Christie or anyone else carrying excess weight.

What Women Need To Know About Heart Disease, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Heart disease is a major issue for women -- even if no one in your family has a history of it. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor for NBC News,...

The Long Path To Repairing A Damaged Brain

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We know from both animal and human research that with the right amount and type of therapy, we can both instruct other areas of the brain to take over the function of the damaged brain and also direct the damaged axons to connect with nerve cells that work.

A Stroke of Insight For All of Us

Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Lucy L. Brown, Ph.D.

I don't think that the right versus the left brain are responsible for our balance or imbalance, but it doesn't really matter exactly why she felt that way, or whether it is our right/left hemisphere balance or not.

The Woman With Two Brains

Benjamin K. Bergen | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Benjamin K. Bergen

The two hemispheres of the brain are extremely similar from their global organization down to the minute details like the distribution of specific neurotransmitters used in particular corresponding regions across the two hemispheres.