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Kids Living in 'Stroke Belt' Not More Likely to Have Stroke: Study February 12, 2015

Children living in southeastern United States may not face same risk as older residents

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes February 12, 2015

Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

Low Vitamin D Levels in Stroke Survivors a Bad Sign, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Tied to raised risk of a severe stroke, poor recovery, researchers say

Parents of Young Stroke Victims at Risk for PTSD, Researchers Find February 12, 2015

In small study, almost a quarter met all criteria for the trauma-induced disorder

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Finds February 12, 2015

Researchers say healthy eating plan appears to cut odds of blood clot

Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation February 12, 2015

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

Dehydration Linked to Greater Stroke Damage February 12, 2015

Thicker blood may be the reason why, study suggests

Some Stroke Survivors May Face Heightened Cancer Risk, Study Shows February 12, 2015

But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period

Proposed Dietary Guidelines Not a Green Light to Eat What You Want February 12, 2015

People still need to limit foods with heart-damaging saturated fats and trans fats, nutritionists say

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests February 11, 2015

Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study February 11, 2015

New research suggests keeping top number below 140

Driving Soon After Stroke May Be Risky, Studies Suggest February 11, 2015

Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests

Eyes May Be Window to Outcomes After Stroke, Research Suggests February 11, 2015

Thickness of optic nerve's sheath seemed tied to odds for patient death during the study period

Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study February 11, 2015

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

More Stroke Patients Getting Clot-Buster Quickly, Study Shows February 11, 2015

Many local hospitals now comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced medical centers

Health Tip: Become a Heart-Healthy Chef February 11, 2015

Trim any fat from meat before cooking

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Overblown: Report February 11, 2015

Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say

U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report February 10, 2015

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep February 10, 2015

Korean study found low spirits a key factor in daytime sleepiness, nighttime awakenings

Effectiveness of Implanted Defibrillators May Depend on Patient's Age February 10, 2015

They extended survival in those at high risk for sudden cardiac death, but those over 70 saw less benefit, study found

Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study February 10, 2015

Chances of artery hardening were higher in those who did not get enough of the vitamin when young

Blood Pressure Meds Lower Heart, Stroke Risks in Diabetics: Analysis February 10, 2015

Patients did better even if they didn't actually have high blood pressure

Donor Hearts Going to Waste, Researchers Report February 10, 2015

Uniform guidelines needed that specify which hearts are acceptable for transplantation, experts say

Health Tip: Understanding Low Blood Pressure February 10, 2015

Factors that can trigger the condition

Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers February 10, 2015

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

Stress May Make Recovery From Heart Attack Harder for Younger Women February 09, 2015

Study found women were prone to greater levels of stress than men

FDA Approves New Device Aimed at Easing Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

ENROUTE system cleans out 'debris' in neck artery for those requiring better blood flow to the brain

New Device Cleared to Reduce Stroke Risk February 09, 2015

First approved device designed to enter artery through neck, not groin

Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks February 09, 2015

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death February 09, 2015

Findings could help families prepare and aid in end-of-life care choices

Residential Treatment Program Helps Obese Kids Lose Weight, Study Finds February 09, 2015

Treatment also boosted blood vessel health, but therapy is costly and long-term results are unknown

Type 1 Diabetes More Deadly for Women Than Men, Study Finds February 06, 2015

Experts aren't sure why, but say better treatment and support needed for both sexes

Newly Diagnosed With High Blood Pressure? 3 Factors Affect Prognosis February 05, 2015

Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, study suggests

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain February 04, 2015

Small trial shows Receptor brings relief to those with refractory angina

Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine February 03, 2015

Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

A Pill a Day? No Way, Survey Says February 03, 2015

1 of 3 respondents rejected the idea even if it meant a shorter life

Medicare Patients Aren't Benefitting From Surgical Report Cards: Study February 03, 2015

Better use of data to implement change is needed, researchers suggest

Blood Test Aims to Detect Parkinson's in Early Stages February 03, 2015

Researchers also hope it will help doctors track treatment

Seniors Need 2 Pneumonia Vaccines, CDC Advisory Panel Says February 03, 2015

Vaccinations need to be given a year apart, expert recommends

Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids? February 02, 2015

Since treatment usually aims at draining excess fluid, adding IV fluid 'defeats purpose,' one expert said

Certain Heart Drug, Antibiotic Combo Might Be Fatal for Seniors February 02, 2015

Doctors should not prescribe spironolactone with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, study says

Winter Is the Season of Nosebleeds January 31, 2015

Expert offers tips for prevention and treatment

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study January 30, 2015

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

Too Much Alcohol at Midlife Raises Stroke Risk, Study Finds January 29, 2015

The danger zone: more than 2 drinks daily

Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Saves Lives, Dollars: Study January 29, 2015

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

Health Tip: Handling Your Child's Fears About Weight January 29, 2015

Suggestions for how to respond

Do Pregnant Women Need High Blood Pressure Treatment? January 28, 2015

Controlling blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Muscle Weakness Affects 1 in 5 Americans Over 80 January 28, 2015

CDC study finds women more affected than men

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