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6 Facts About Aging Everyone Should Know -- But Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Fifty

Aging, they say, isn't for the weak. Here are some aging facts that we all should know and in many cases, don't: Sometimes, you will get floaters. ...

Soda Warning: May Be Hazardous to Your Sperm

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Spread the word! Soda rots our teeth, makes us fat, fattens our livers, blocks our arteries, and raises our blood pressure. It may also interfere with our fertility.

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Education Program Teaches Kids About Major Medical Problem

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrea Esteban tried to smile with half her face, crossing her eyes in the process, and her third-grade classmates giggled. Matthew ...

Hispanic Stroke Patients Are Less Likely To Receive This Medication

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic patients admitted to hospitals in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are less likely than non-Hispanic white pati...

The Common Emotion That Could Increase Your Risk Of Stroke

healthland.time.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Healthy Living

New study looks at psychosocial factors affecting the likelihood of suffering a stroke ...

This World Stroke Day, Learn How to Prevent It -- and F.A.S.T.

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."

Bacteria's Little Secret

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer We have been colonized, but it's a good thing. Over the course of e...

Like My Character, Hercules, I Used to Think I Was Invincible

Kevin Sorbo | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Kevin Sorbo

There are many myths and misconceptions about stroke. As a survivor, I have learned that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. An easy way to recognize the sudden signs of stroke is to remember the acronym F.A.S.T.

New Strokes Album Coming Soon

Posted 01.17.2013 | Entertainment

Strokes fans, rejoice. As first reported by Seattle rock station 107.7 The End and confirmed by Billboard, The Strokes plan to release an album this y...

Some Songs Just Can't Be Heard

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

Dr. Taylor tries to tell us, in the most precise language possible, what it was like to watch her thoughts fall away as she fell into timeless bliss. Truth be told, though, your own subjective experience is just as unique as hers -- and, ultimately, just as immune to exact translation.

Living With the Medical Elephant in the Room

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

I write this not only in honor of World Stroke Day, but for the millions on people who are forced to live World Stroke Day every day, and for those who will one day be forced to adjust their lives to a new normal.

How Sleeping Saved My Brain

Geil Browning, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Geil Browning, Ph.D.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor suggested that I take a nap every afternoon. I didn't think too much about this, but in hindsight I realize that this was not just a friendly suggestion. Sleeping -- and naps in particular -- were critical to my recovery.

Strategies to Prevent Another Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is easy to revert back to your old habits and continue to put yourself at a high risk for another stroke or heart attack. Take a few moments, meet with your doctor and start changing the way you live -- it just may save your life.

Dirty, Deadly Soot

Liza Donnelly | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Recently, I learned about a new type of dirt that is particularly harmful to children. It's called soot.

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

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...

Former Jock Claims He 'Woke Up Gay' After A Stroke

Posted 01.08.2012 | Gay Voices

The "nature vs. nurture" debate over sexual orientation continues at full force, but now, one former rugby-playing Welsh jock claims to have actually ...

More Strokes Among Pregnant Women: CDC

AP/Huffington Post | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 09.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure a...

Strokes Claiming New Victims

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epid...

Suzanne Aymeric Sneezes, Has Stroke (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

"A Natomas woman's life changed dramatically after a sneeze triggered a stroke several months ago, and doctors say other everyday actions could spark ...

Stroke Survivors Improve Balance With Tai Chi

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Stroke can impair balance, heightening the risk of a debilitating fall. But a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has found that stroke survi...

Stem Cell "Teabag" Heals Stroke Victim In England

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Doctors have used a revolutionary stem cell treatment to restore the power of speech for a stroke victim. Walter Bast also regained the use of his ...