Dr. Carolyn Brockington is a neurologist. She loves the brain and wants everyone’s brain to be happy and healthy. Beating stroke is Why. Life is Why.
TALTY, Texas _ Alicia Pederson awoke to her dog Izzy squealing in pain. Alicia knew Izzy was pregnant and due any day. But what she found in her living room at 2 a.m. took her breath away: Two puppies on the floor. One healthy and wriggling. The other cold, […]
Family medical history — before The Biggest Loser, I was running from mine.
Heart disease, heart attacks, high blood pressure, strokes — throw in Type 2 diabetes and you’re looking at my family history. And that was just my parents and my only brother. I was obese, on medication for […]
The American Heart Association’s study about women hoping to get more information from their doctors about sex after a heart attack was covered extensively by other news outlets.
CBS News offered this video and online story
Harvard Women’s Health Watch offered this story
MSNBC offered this q-and-a
The American Heart Association also offers […]
In celebration of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the AHA released a new web-based video, “Rules of Hands-Only CPR,” featuring the cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement.” Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and […]
Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says.
Continued high blood pressure increases their risk of another stroke.
The study examined racial and ethnic differences in these strokes, called intracranial hemorrhage or […]
Chowing down on a pile of candy bars may not be a very good idea, but one ingredient in chocolate might actually help you come up with good ideas.
New research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found improved mental function in elderly people who drank a lot of […]
Spending your free time plopped in front of the TV or computer? New research shows you may be able to lower your chances of heart disease by using just a small amount of that free time on simple physical activity such as brisk walking, riding a bike or even […]
Video streaming by UstreamColon Terrell, a heart attack survivor and retired banker from Raleigh, NC, is walking 3,000 miles across America on a journey he calls “Heart Trek USA”.
Colon is walking approximately 20 miles per day in hopes to raise awareness of our nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease, […]