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Spelling Prowess Relies on Multiple Brain Areas, Study FindsFebruary 09, 2016

Researchers say at least three regions of left hemisphere are involved

Depression May Boost Seniors' Risk for Heart Disease, StrokeFebruary 04, 2016

Doctors should monitor older adults for low mood, researchers say

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Race Not Tied to Threat of Second Stroke, Study FindsJanuary 20, 2016

Controlling traditional risk factors after first stroke may help black patients prevent another

Irregular Heart Beat May Pose Bigger Threat to WomenJanuary 20, 2016

Review found atrial fibrillation linked to higher risk of stroke, heart trouble, death in women

For Seniors, Poor Sleep May Mean Higher Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers found those who woke up the most were more likely to have hardening of brain arteries

Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: SurveyJanuary 11, 2016

Facial drooping, sudden arm weakness or speech problems signal need for help, experts say

High Blood Sugar May Increase Heart Attack Complications: StudyJanuary 08, 2016

Scientists find glucose causes strong contraction of blood vessels

Americans Still Consume Too Much Salt: CDCJanuary 07, 2016

Most of it comes from processed or restaurant food, not salt shaker, experts say

All High-Risk Patients Should Get Blood Pressure Meds: StudyDecember 24, 2015

Getting levels below current targets may significantly cut risk of heart attack, stroke, researchers contend

The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: StudyDecember 22, 2015

Finding may lay to rest the notion that hormonal treatments raise odds for recurrent clots, expert says

U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart RiskDecember 21, 2015

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

More Evidence That Time-to-Treatment Is Crucial for StrokeDecember 21, 2015

Patients who got clot-busting catheter therapy sooner fared better in study

Reduced Blood Flow to Back of Brain Raises Recurrent Stroke Risk: StudyDecember 21, 2015

Procedure to open blocked arteries may benefit these patients, research suggests

One in Five U.S. Kids Over Age 5 Has Unhealthy Cholesterol: CDCDecember 10, 2015

Rates are much higher in obese children versus normal-weight, agency notes

More Support for Lower Blood Pressure GoalsDecember 09, 2015

Intensive treatment reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and eye damage, study finds

Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart HealthDecember 04, 2015

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

New Drug May Help Fight Heart FailureDecember 02, 2015

Analysis suggests Entresto could extend patients' lives, but one expert has concerns about cost of new drugs

Hearts Entombed With Loved Ones Give Clues to Cardiac Disease Centuries AgoDecember 02, 2015

Four 400-year-old specimens from France were well-preserved enough to show signs of the illness

Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: StudyNovember 30, 2015

The better 20-somethings performed on treadmill tests, the lower their odds for dying in middle age

Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study SaysNovember 25, 2015

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to heart disease, stroke

Heart Disease Doesn't Take a HolidayNovember 25, 2015

Don't forget to take your meds with you when you travel, expert says

Adults With Heart Defects May Face Higher Risk of Stroke: StudyNovember 24, 2015

Researchers urge these patients to visit a cardiologist regularly

Could PMS Raise Women's Risk for High Blood Pressure?November 24, 2015

Study found rise in odds for hypertension in those with moderate-to-severe premenstrual syndrome

High 'Resting' Heart Rate Tied to Higher Odds of Early DeathNovember 23, 2015

But more research is needed before this can used as a marker, expert says

Danger Persists for Young Women After Heart Attack, StrokeNovember 23, 2015

Odds of another life-threatening event are much higher than normal, study says

Depressed Black Americans May Be at Risk for Heart WoesNovember 17, 2015

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: StudyNovember 09, 2015

Risk of heart troubles was lowered by 25 percent, while death risk was reduced 27 percent

Fewer Americans Than Ever Sticking to Heart-Healthy Lifestyle, Study FindsNovember 09, 2015

Less than 6 percent of adults tracked in long-running research are keeping critical risk factors at bay

Carbon Monoxide Levels in Breath Might Point to Stroke RiskNovember 09, 2015

People who exhaled higher concentrations of the gas were at increased odds for an attack, researchers say

Extracting Clot Beats Clot-Busting Drug Alone in Study of Stroke PatientsNovember 03, 2015

People who had removal procedure were more likely to have functional independence after 90 days

Few Americans Know Warning Signs of StrokeOctober 27, 2015

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

Death Rates From Major Illnesses Fall in U.S.October 27, 2015

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers say

Pot Use Tied to Specific Type of Stroke in YoungOctober 26, 2015

Stroke patients who smoked marijuana also tended to be younger than those who didn't, study finds

Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke RiskOctober 16, 2015

Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

Job Stress Tied to Stroke Risk, Study SuggestsOctober 14, 2015

Those with demanding jobs and little control seem most vulnerable, researchers found

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: PollOctober 09, 2015

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

Worse Psoriasis, Less Healthy Arteries, Study FindsOctober 08, 2015

Chronic skin disorder linked to increase risk for heart attack and stroke

Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: StudySeptember 30, 2015

Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

Earlier Hormone Therapy May Pose Less Risk for Menopausal WomenSeptember 30, 2015

Starting treatment around onset of menopause seems to lower threat to heart, study says

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your HealthSeptember 23, 2015

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends

Diabetes Takes a Toll on Women's HeartsSeptember 15, 2015

Studies find up to a 40 percent greater risk of coronary problems in females

Major Study Calls for Even Tighter Control of High Blood PressureSeptember 11, 2015

Aggressive treatment cut rates of heart attack, heart failure and stroke by one-third, deaths by one-quarter

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood PressureSeptember 02, 2015

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

Your Heart Is Likely 'Older' Than You AreSeptember 01, 2015

Smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol can age this vital organ, CDC says

Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy, Youth Tied to Irregular Heartbeat Years LaterSeptember 01, 2015

Effect was strongest for those without other risk factors for atrial fibrillation, but more study needed

Blood Pressure May Be Key to Brain Hemorrhage RecurrenceSeptember 01, 2015

Survivors who kept pressure under control helped prevent a second 'bleeding stroke,' study found

Could Lots of Coffee Up Heart Risks for Young Adults With High Blood Pressure?August 31, 2015

Study finds an association, but can't prove cause and effect

Cold Weather May Up Risk of Stroke, Severe Heart Attack for SomeAugust 31, 2015

But more study needed to determine what strategies might cut those risks