The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

The Right Amount of Sleep Can Limit Your Stroke Risk

Tags: heart disease, sleep, sleep hygeine, stroke, study

Getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. A new study shows the amount of shut-eye you get may impact stroke risk.


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You Can Eat Fat If You Choose Wisely

Tags: butter, cooking oils, diabetes, heart disease, olive oil, saturated fat, stroke, trans fat

For decades, we've been told that fats in food are unhealthy. New research is prompting medical experts to re-evaluate fat – and it’s not totally taboo. Learn which fats are actually good for you and which you should always avoid.


Special ER on Wheels Can Help You Survive a Stroke

Special ER on Wheels Can Help You Survive a Stroke

Tags: emergency, emergency care, stroke

Time is a critical element in stroke treatment. How quickly treatment begins can impact how well you recover. Two new studies show how a special stroke ambulance can administer treatment faster and improve outcomes.


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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), healthhub number, 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.