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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.

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...