Nearly half of those who survive a stroke end up with a permanent disability severe enough that they need help to get through daily life. But a clinical trial testing a new approach to restoring movement to patients paralyzed by stroke is showing some early promise.
When it comes to stroke, every second counts. The time to medical treatment matters a lot. Knowing what to look for and when to call 911 could save someone’s life. Find out what you need to know.
While work can be a major source of stress for many people, unemployment can be even more perilous for your heath. A recent study shows that losing your job puts you at an increased risk for stroke.
Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with this disease, which tends to affect younger and middle-aged patients.
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Most of us are aware that what we eat affects our health. But the results of a new study illustrates that fact vividly: Almost half of deaths in one year caused by heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes in a large group of Americans were linked with a poor diet.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cerebrovascular specialist Zeshaun Khawaja fields this question on whether it’s better to drive a stroke patient to the hospital or wait for an ambulance.
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