Thursday 23 Oct 2014

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EMT used stroke warning signs to save her son’s life

It was a snowy January day and Alex Newton was home from school watching cartoons when he felt the entire right half of his body start tingling. Soon after, the 10-year-old told his mother that his face also felt tingly. […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: It was `only’ a warning stroke; good thing she took it seriously

After teaching two fitness classes and attending another, 36-year-old Jessica Diaz was taking a shower when she felt a strange sensation shoot down the left side of her

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AHA says better network access standards needed for health plans

A new study released today by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians

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A push for long-distance care on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers on Tuesday were urged to support expansion of long-distance, technology-driven healthcare -- known as telehealth – for  more patients in remote locations who need timely medical care

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Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women American

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Michigan mom ignored the risks and suffered the consequences; now, after losing 130-plus pound, she’s back in control

Fox 2 News Headlines Sheri Lindsay was standing at the kitchen table, organizing pictures for her son’s hockey banquet, when her body delivered the ultimate wake-up call. “I felt something

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10-year-old continues to defy expectations after her stroke

Christine Winchester believes her daughter has interests, ideas and dreams that are typical of other 10-year-olds. But the stroke that Rhys suffered before she was born -- and

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Strong resolve leads stroke survivor from being immobile to hiking 7 miles

Amy Steinbrech spent the last night of 2012 with family. She enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner, then they all hung out and watched a movie. Early on

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Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was

Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking