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5 Ways to Prevent a Brain Attack
5 Ways to Prevent a Brain Attack
Lifestyle counts, and in stroke prevention, the sum of one’s efforts appears to be greater than singular prevention elements. A study in an issue of the journal Circulation suggests that leading a low-risk lifestyle—including getting exercise, eating a he [read more]
Stroke and Diabetes
Stroke and Diabetes
If you have diabetes, it’s important to understand your increased risk of stroke.  Multiple studies have shown that people with diabetes are at greater risk for stroke compared to people without diabetes -- regardless of the number of health risk factors [read more]
Stroke Rehab: What to Expect as You Recover
Stroke Rehab: What to Expect as You Recover
By Tucker Cummings
Getting back on your feet is likely one of your top concerns after a stroke, and stroke rehabilitation can help. The goal of a stroke rehabilitation program is to help you relearn skills lost when stroke affected part of your brain.  Participating in stroke reh [read more]
Apples and Pears May Reduce Stroke Risk
Apples and Pears May Reduce Stroke Risk
By Bill Hendrick
Eating lots of white-fleshed fruit such as apples and pears may significantly reduce the risk of stroke.   In a new study, Dutch researchers set out to determine a possible link between stroke risk and eating fruits and vegetables of various colors. They took a [read more]
Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy
Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy
What is chronic hypertension?   If you had high blood pressure (also called hypertension) before you got pregnant or  you’re diagnosed with it before you reach 20 weeks, you have chronic hypertension.  Up to 5 percent of pregnant women have chro [read more]
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