Thursday 17 Apr 2014

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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 at hundreds of hospitals. Speed of treatment has been proven to be …

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Voting open for national gospel singing competition

Now’s the time to support a favorite budding gospel artist in a nationwide singing competition – all while helping to raise awareness about stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke

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Insomnia may increase stroke risk, especially in young adults

The risk of stroke may be much higher in people who have insomnia, especially young adults, according to a new study. Researchers in Taiwan reviewed randomly selected health records of 21,000

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Reduced salt intake critical, American Heart Association says

New research questions the link between sodium consumption and health problems, but the American Heart Association reiterated Wednesday that the connection is well established and urged Americans to

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Risk assessment calculator accurately predicts heart attacks, strokes

The 10-year heart attack and stroke risk assessment calculator  published by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology accurately predicts risk and does a good job

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Investing in prevention key to fight against heart disease, stroke

Preventing heart disease and stroke should be a top priority in public health initiatives and is the best strategy for fighting the leading killers of Americans, according to

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday

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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

National Walking Day set for Wednesday

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up for their heart health and get moving on National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2. Simply walking has many health benefits,

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Strokes in atrial fibrillation patients on the rise, despite improved treatments

Improved treatment of a common abnormal heart rhythm has not led to fewer related strokes, according to a study being presented Sunday at the American College of Cardiology’s