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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...

Ariel Sharon Home Return Planned Nearly 5 Years After Stroke

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly five years after he suffered a near-fatal stroke, former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon may finally be returned from the hospital to be cared for...

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...

Astoria Characters: The Super-Human Handyman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sead Cerovic, aka Cera the Bull, is a big guy. His 6-foot-2 frame stands on 240 pounds of monumental muscle.

A Stroke In Your 20's? Elizabeth Gates' Headache Wasn't A Headache

The Daily Beast | Elizabeth Gates | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On May 1, I suffered a stroke. Overnight I lost my ability to speak, write, and read. I'm not overweight and I don't have high blood pressure. I'm not...

Graceful Aging: No Such Thing

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The smell was acrid, toxic and disgusting. As my sister and I made our way down the steps to our mother's house, she offered us some freshly baked muf...

How Doctors Talk With Families

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

How do we determine how much reality a family can handle? Or more important, how much are they willing to hear?

Costa Rica No Longer A Stem Cell Tourism Destination

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Alex Leff SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Doctors and patients claim it's a miracle cure, and one not yet available in the United States. They say it c...

Cop On Leave After Arresting Man Who Drove Wife To Hospital

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Tennessee police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after trying to arrest a Chattanooga driver who ran two red lights while rushi...

Report: FDA Should Force Rollback In Salty Foods

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Too much salt is hidden in Americans' food, and regulators plan to work with manufacturers to cut back – but the government i...

Connor Olson's Story: Kansas High School Holds Special Graduation For Cancer Patient

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Kansas high school student Connor Olson was diagnosed with bone cancer over a year ago, the news came at a difficult time for his school. A fello...

3D TV Health Risks: 7 People Warned Not To Watch 3D TV (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Samsung's 3D television sets went on sale recently, despite a lengthy warning issued by Samsung about associated health risks. From Samsung's officia...

Is Marriage Good for Your Health, NY Times Asks

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Coming this Sunday to the New York Times Magazine (already available online here) is an article by Tara Parker-Pope titled, "Is marriage good for your...

New Study Confirms HRT Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cuts a woman's risk of developing colon cancer, new research confirms....

Study: Fruits, Veggies Have Little Effect on Cancer

AOL News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

They're still the hallmarks of a healthy diet, but fruits and vegetables do less to prevent cancer than previously thought, according to a major new s...

1 In 4 Elderly Need Care Decisions Made For Them

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A significant number of the elderly – more than one in four – will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions ...

Study: Chocolate Could Reduce Heart Risk

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could...

Heart Health: Cutting Saturated Fat Alone Doesn't Cut It

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

While saturated fat does indeed raise LDL (or bad cholesterol), mounting evidence suggests that the fat, in and of itself, may not be as bad for your ...

Lucky with Autism?

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

I have an 86 year-old Dad who has survived a series of strokes. I am the mother of a teenage son who has autism. I have a loving husband, who is a fantastic cook.

Beau Biden Stroke Recovery: Joe Biden's Son Leaves Hospital

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's son left the hospital Tuesday, a week after suffering what doctors said was a mild stroke. Delaware At...