Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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Bethany Calley

STORIES FROM THE HEART: She overcame a stroke; her sister didn’t, stoking her passion to educate others

Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making her way across a parking lot when “it felt like my head …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke survivor turned beauty queen raises awareness wherever she goes

Karen Dionne and her fiancé Michael were busy making breakfast one morning in March 2007 when her head started to hurt. Dizziness and extreme exhaustion quickly set in.

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SimpleScience@Heart: Sweating during workouts may help reduce stroke risk

Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke. Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were

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SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Stroke patients treated with

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SimpleScience@Heart: What’s bad for your heart may be bad for your brain

What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain. In a new study, people with the

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SimpleScience@Heart: Heart-healthy behavior reduces cancer, too

Following seven healthy behaviors to prevent heart disease can also help you ward off cancer. For each American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 steps that you follow, your risk

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SimpleScience@Heart: Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. soldiers

About half of U.S. soldiers with traumatic brain injuries have significant complications — including constricted blood vessels and increased blood pressure in the brain. Traumatic brain injury is a

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SimpleScience@Heart: New diabetes drug may prevent brain swelling after stroke

A new version of the diabetes drug glyburide may help prevent deadly brain swelling in patients with a devastating stroke. During a stroke, fluid can build up in the