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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.

Comedian Patrice O'Neal's Stroke Highlights Risks For African Americans, Diabetics

Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices

It's estimated that in the time it takes to read the headline for this story, someone has died from a stroke. That's one person every six seconds and ...

From Overweight to Obese

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

Based on current trends, unless there are major changes in our eating habits and level of physical activities, half of the adults in the United States will be obese by the year 2030.

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...

Depression Increases Risk of Stroke

Health.com | By Amanda MacMillan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

People with depression are more likely to have a stroke than their mentally healthy peers, and their strokes are more likely to be fatal, according to...

NFL Hall Of Famer Survives Stroke But Is Reported Dead

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2011 | Sports

UPDATE: Sadly, two days after suffering a serious stroke and being mistakenly announced dead, Lee Roy Selmon has passed away. Please visit this curren...

Catherine Pearson

Depression Increases Stroke Risk In Women, New Research Suggests

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Healthy Living

Depression does more than take a mental toll on people, leading to possible physical complications such as obesity and cardiovascular disease. Now, ne...

Mubarak Reportedly In A Coma

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's prime minister named 12 new Cabinet members Sunday in a reshuffle under pressure from protesters demanding a purge of remnants o...

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.

Racial Disparities In Stroke Treatment

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.15.2011 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Unfortunately, many people dismiss stroke symptoms as minor or think they'll go away if they just rest -- but delaying care can result in denial of an important treatment.

Sustaining A Caregiver's Hope Through A Loved One’s Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

Some people criticize the decision made by Rep. Gifford's husband, Mark Kelly, to return to work, but every family must decide for themselves the best way to heal.

Could You Be At Risk For Stroke?

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

Strokes, while common, are also preventable. Risk factors for stroke are closely related to obesity.

Recognize the Signs of Stroke? Do You Know What to Do?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

While transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often labeled "mini-stroke," it is more accurately characterized as a "warning stroke," a warning you should take very seriously.

Treating Doctors the Way We Treat Teachers (Part Two)

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In order for the United States to remain economically competitive and "win our future," so to speak, we must ensure that we have and maintain a healthy workforce.

J. Paul Getty III: A Kidnapped Life

Trish Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Wood

He was the most beautiful boy. Not like the rubbery-faced Mick Jagger, as is repeated endlessly, but rather more like JFK Junior - during his Brown Un...

Research Aims To Cut Disparities In Stroke Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the...

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops, Stroke Falls To No. 4 Killer

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — U.S. life expectancy has dropped slightly – by about a month – after mostly inching up for many years, the government rep...

Parents Divorced? Your Chances Of Stroke May Be Higher

montrealgazette.com | SHARON KIRKEY, Postmedia News November 22, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Divorcing parents usually worry about the long-term emotional impact their split could have on the kids, but new research suggests there may be a phys...