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Motorcycle lover shares his story for World Stroke Day

At 39, Gabe Scofield felt he was in the best shape of his life. A service manager at a motorcycle dealership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scofield regularly spent time racing motorcycles offroad, mountain biking and weight training. The father of […]

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Diets high in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and nuts among factors to lower first-time stroke risk

Eating Mediterranean or DASH-style diets, regularly engaging in physical activity and keeping blood pressure under control can lower the risk of a first-time stroke, according to updated to guidelines

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

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Inspiration for stroke survivors stitch by stitch

Artist and stroke survivor Eugene Brown gave a special gift to the American Stroke Association on Friday — an intricate tapestry representing his journey through stroke recovery and

Implanted cardiac monitor identifies stroke risk better than traditional methods

A cardiac monitor about the size of a USB flash drive that’s implanted under the skin was six to seven times more likely to detect atrial fibrillation, an

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Musician and stroke survivor who became an American Heart Association spokesman dies

Kenneth Carter played the saxophone for more than 40 years when he suffered a stroke in 1991 and lost the use of his right arm. Turns out he could

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Simple Science @Heart: Yoga improves balance, quality of life for stroke survivors

New research shows that yoga class twice a week can improve stroke survivors’ quality of life and balance. Balance problems often plague stroke survivors and can lead to greater

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day 2012 is here! A day without tobacco! First, let me just say, I have not ever been a smoker. So, you may ask, what gives