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Mobile Stroke Units Bring You Quicker, Lifesaving Treatment

Tags: brain, brain health, childhood stroke, mini-stroke, stroke

When it comes to treating a stroke, every second counts. Mobile stroke units, which are new to the U.S., cut the wait for receiving time-critical clot-busting drugs. Learn more.


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How to Spot Epilepsy in Seniors When It Looks Like Dementia

Tags: #onememory, dementia, epilepsy, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), memory, memory loss, stroke

Epilepsy is often thought of as a condition affecting children, but it’s just as common in people over 65. In seniors, it’s often linked to other conditions such as stroke, and can be tougher to diagnose and treat.


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If Your Relative Has an Aneurysm, You Might Have One Too

Tags: aneurysms, brain, brain health, smoking, stroke

If a close relative has a cerebral aneurysm, that means you’re statistically more likely to have one. Other factors are in play, but it's best to get tested.


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Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamins Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

Tags: cholesterol, fish oil, heart health, multivitamins, omega, omega-3, stroke, triglycerides, vitamins, vitamins and supplements

If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies.


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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

Tags: chronic pain, fruits and vegetables, healthy weight, heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, medications, NSAIDs, over the counter medications OTC, pain medication, stroke, ulcers, vitamins and supplements

For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.


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How High Is Too High for Your Blood Pressure?

Tags: blood pressure, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, high blood pressure, stroke

Updated JNC guidelines might change how doctors treat high blood pressure, but some panel members specifically protested one recommendation. Find out about the controversy and how it affects you.


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Study Finds Smarter Predictions for Heart Attack Risk

Tags: arteries, blood clots, calcium, computed tomography (CT) scans, heart attack, stroke

When plaque calcifies inside the coronary arteries, it puts you at higher risk for heart attack or stroke. A new study finds that knowing just how dense these plaques are may help doctors better predict who is at greater risk.


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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Tags: diabetes, heart disease, innovation, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, myths, Parkinson's Disease, research, stem cells, stroke

Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Get the facts on this flourishing field.


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Concerns Raised About Testosterone Therapy

Tags: heart attack, heart disease, heart risks, replacement therapy, stroke, testosterone

A major new study links testosterone replacement therapy to increased risks of heart attack, stroke or death. Why this should be a warning to both patients and doctors.


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Can Push-Ups Take the Place of Pills? Not Yet

Tags: coronary artery disease, exercise, statins, stroke

Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with coronary heart disease and stroke, a recent analysis suggests. But don’t trade your medications for a new pair of cross-trainers yet.