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Study Finds Stroke Care Faster for Men Than Women February 24, 2017

Researchers not sure why the disparity exists

Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

Could Parkinson's Disease Raise Stroke Risk? February 23, 2017

Or is the link the other way around? Study finds a connection, but cause-and-effect isn't clear

More Evidence Ties Gum Health to Stroke Risk February 23, 2017

Study shows increasing risk of brain blockage with more severe gum disease

Too Many Stroke Victims Don't Get Clot-Busting Drug: Study February 23, 2017

Minorities, women, seniors on Medicare, rural residents less likely to be diagnosed in time for tPA

Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain February 22, 2017

Study found increased risk of dementia, depression in five years following brain attack

Race May Play Role in Recurrent Stroke February 22, 2017

Study found black seniors at higher risk for subsequent attack compared to whites

For Stroke Survivors, Exercise Is Good for the Brain: Review February 22, 2017

Along with improving physical mobility, breaking a sweat seems to counteract mental deficits

Headaches Often Strike Before Strokes in Kids: Study February 22, 2017

But, brain attacks are still very rare in children

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

After Stroke, 'Blue' Light May Help Beat the Blues February 22, 2017

Akin to sunlight, it could ward off depression during rehab, study finds

After Wives Suffer Stroke, Husbands Adapt to Caregiving Role February 21, 2017

Small study reveals men's day-to-day successes and struggles in caring for disabled spouse

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too February 21, 2017

While trials show it boosts bone density and lowers anemia risk, heart risks also seen

5 Ways Women Can Cut Their Heart Attack Risk February 15, 2017

Heart disease is leading cause of death in U.S., but many don't know they have it

Heart Disease Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion Per Year By 2035: Report February 14, 2017

American Heart Association estimates that nearly half of Americans will have heart disease in less than 20 years

Heart Disease Affects Far More Than the Heart February 14, 2017

Blocked arteries can restrict blood flow to the legs, feet, kidneys -- even brain, specialists say

Gym Membership Makes Your Heart Fitter, Too February 08, 2017

Study found health club members were far more likely to meet physical activity recommendations

Too Many Americans Have High Blood Pressure, Doctors Warn February 07, 2017

With February designated National Heart Month, now is a good time to get checked, treated

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack February 03, 2017

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

Study Suggests Newer Cholesterol Drugs Are Safe January 30, 2017

Whether taking them results in fewer heart attacks and strokes isn't yet known, researcher says

U.S. Heart Failure Rates on the Rise January 26, 2017

And heart disease remains the nation's leading killer

Could a Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat Harm the Brain? January 24, 2017

Small study shows higher rate of brain lesions in people receiving ablation for ventricular arrhythmias

Young Thyroid Cancer Survivors May Face Long-Term Health Risks January 24, 2017

Easing up on treatment for some may lower lifetime odds for osteoporosis, heart disease, researchers say

17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure January 19, 2017

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 January 16, 2017

Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks January 12, 2017

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

High Blood Pressure Often Undiagnosed, Untreated January 11, 2017

Half of mobile clinic patients with the condition said they didn't know they had it, study finds

Migraine Linked to Higher Stroke Risk After Surgery January 11, 2017

The risk is small, but concerning, researchers say

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide January 10, 2017

And health risks may appear even at levels once considered safe, researchers contend

'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor' January 06, 2017

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

Many Young Adults With High Cholesterol Not on Statins as Recommended January 04, 2017

Guidelines suggest the meds could help ward off heart trouble, but too many people are missing out, study finds

Debbie Reynold's Death Puts Spotlight on 'Broken Heart Syndrome' December 29, 2016

The actress, 84, died a day after daughter Carrie Fisher passed away; doctors say stress may have contributed

Women Chasing Holiday Perfection May Miss Signs of Heart Trouble December 23, 2016

Stress can be damaging, so take time for yourself during the season, cardiologist advises

Smartphones Could Be a Boon to Heart Health Research December 14, 2016

Study finds tracking people's activity with the devices is cheaper, more reliable that conventional methods

A Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival December 14, 2016

Lifelong singles fared the worst, study finds

Heart Rate Change When Standing Up Might Predict Older Adult's Death Risk December 07, 2016

People with slower heart rate recovery had higher odds of dying within 4 years, study found

Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension December 05, 2016

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

Regular Drinkers, Irregular Heartbeat? December 05, 2016

Even moderate amounts of alcohol may contribute to atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy December 05, 2016

Study found those who suffered more brain damage were more likely to have seizures afterwards

Pradaxa Blood Thinner May Beat Warfarin After Bleeding Episode: Study December 01, 2016

Research also shows that resuming any anticoagulant is still safer than stopping the drugs in these cases

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots December 01, 2016

Risk peaks in the first 6 months of hormone treatment, but overall odds are low, study finds

Americans' Cholesterol Levels Keep Falling November 30, 2016

Eliminating trans fats from the U.S. diet may be one factor in this healthy trend, CDC researchers say

A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke November 24, 2016

But drinking doesn't curb risk of every kind of stroke, and heavy drinking increases the danger, study finds

Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young November 23, 2016

Every generation needs to watch their blood pressure, researchers say

Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk November 21, 2016

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

Heart Attacks Up in New Orleans Post-Katrina November 18, 2016

One hospital reported 3 times more heart admissions after the 2005 storm compared to before

CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death November 17, 2016

Good news is that many can be prevented

Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners November 16, 2016

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk November 16, 2016

Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis May Increase Heart Risk November 15, 2016

Treating inflammation linked to the joint disease might help lower the risk, researcher says

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