Carotid Artery Disease

The carotid arteries are the two big vessels that go up either side of the neck. Their main function is to carry blood to the brain. Just like the arteries in your arms and legs, these can get narrowed and blocked. This is called carotid artery disease. In this condition, a mixture of fatty substances … Read More

Avoiding Salty Restaurant Food

Do you ever wonder why restaurant food sometimes tastes better than what you make at home? It may be the salt. Cleveland Clinic registered dietician, Denise Cole, says there are certain restaurant foods that tend to have more sodium than others. “Some red flags in restaurants for sodium would be things like soups. Restaurant soups … Read More

Daily Digest: Strokes, Allergies, Soda and More

From ABC News: Stroke of a Young Girl On ABC News, Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon, Mark Bain, MD, comments on the young girl from Ohio who survived an unexpected stroke. She went on to have a unique and successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a rare brain disease. Read more of this article featuring Dr. … Read More

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Video: What You Need to Know About Strokes

According to the National Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes can be prevented, but knowledge of stroke, its risks, and its symptoms is not as widespread as it should be. Javier Provencio, MD, treats stroke patients at Cleveland Clinic. He says the signs of a stroke are not necessarily subtle, but can be blown off. … Read More

Aspirin Therapy: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You may be tempted to run out and buy baby aspirin after hearing that low-dose aspirin therapy lowers risks of cancer along with risks of heart attack and stroke. But don’t start for the drugstore just yet. Get your doctor’s blessing. Aspirin therapy may not be right for you. Cleveland Clinic internist Steven E. Feinleib, … Read More

Does Soda Increase Stroke Risk?

Before you reach for another soda, consider that researchers from Cleveland Clinic and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of both sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher risk of stroke. “What we’re beginning to understand is that regular intake of these beverages sets off a chain reaction in the body that … Read More

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