iOS app Android app

Stroke

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.

Can Dogs Help Some Patients More Than Docs?

Harshada Rajani | Posted 10.01.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

While doctors are the obvious magicians behind maximizing our quantity of life, dog lovers would agree that dogs are the quintessential kings of enriching our quality of life.

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 10.28.2014 | 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.