Our expert explains why chronic high blood pressure is so bad for your body — and offers tips for lowering yours to an optimal level.
A recent study has dubbed diet soda and sugary juices the culprit of increased stroke risk., particularly in women.
Your doctor can only suggest ways to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s up toyou to act on the advice.
A new study reports that stroke risk factors (like high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes) are on the rise in Native Americans. This video explains the findings.
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Did you know that you may be walking around with a hole in your heart (known as a patent foramen ovale) left over from before birth? It’s usually benign, but it can pose a stroke risk for certain people.
Could an eating plan that’s a cross between the Mediterranean and DASH diets help shield you from developing dementia after a stroke? Dietitian Kate Patton, RD, explains the latest research on the MIND diet.
A potential new class of drugs may cut your risk of heart attack and stroke in an ingenious way: by targeting specific microbes in the gut. Learn how these new drugs can potentially lower two major risk factors for cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of a harmful compound called TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide).
Women’s risk for stroke is different than men’s. Why? It has a lot to do with female-only factors, such as hormones, childbirth, pregnancy, birth control pills and migraine headaches with aura. Neurologist Dolora Wisco, MD, explains what you need to know.
Get a dietitian’s advice on how you can be more food savvy after a stroke. Step 1? Boost your awareness of the high levels of salt, sugar and certain types of fat in many foods.
After a stroke, you’ll likely have lingering mental and physical challenges. Find out how to adapt your home to make sure you can safely manage after you leave the hospital.