Thursday 28 Aug 2014

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All posts tagged brain health

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SimpleScience@Heart: New stent safer, more effective at mending brain aneurysms

A new stent — covered with a thin, porous layer of polyurethane — repaired aneurysms in an animal study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012. A brain aneurysm is a weakness in the wall of a brain …

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SimpleScience@Heart: Eating flaxseed may lower blood pressure

Eating flaxseed may help lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. In a study, people who added 30 grams of milled flaxseed to their diet every day for six

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Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual. The team adopted the

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Get your Heart in the Game!

I love October. Not for the cooler weather, the changing leaves or the costume parties-- I love October for the baseball! The most exciting weeks of the nation’s

Simple Science @Heart: Black stroke survivors face greater risk from high blood pressure

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

Simple Science @Heart: Ingredient in chocolate may help you think more clearly

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

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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

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Keep Heart Safe In The Heat!

As we head into this holiday weekend which is the official start of the summer,  it's important to keep your heart safe while exercising or participating in any

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Let’s Roll: It’s National Bike to Work Day

Are you a biker? No, I don't mean the leather-clad, long-haired, V-twin revving motorcycle biker. I mean the bell-ringing, spandex-rocking, trail-riding, Tour de France, Dallas, or Small Town USA

It’s American Stroke Month – Do you know the signs?

Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor watched as her brain functions - motions, speech, self-awareness - shut down one by one as she had a massive stroke. Watch her