Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

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Treating brain hemorrhage at higher volume stroke centers improves outcomes

Treating a severe stroke known as subarachnoid hemorrhage at high-volume stroke centers results in fewer deaths, according to a study recently published in Neurology Today that is based on research presented at this year’s International Stroke Conference. Subarachnoid hemorrhage, or SAH, occurs when a blood …

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Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal

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Mount Sinai Heart receives $3.8 million grant

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was awarded a $3.8 million grant from the American Heart Association to advocate cardiovascular health to high-risk

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World walker: Arizona walker has nearly covered the equivalent of a trip around the world

Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at

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Dr. Willie Lawrence driven to make an impact on high blood pressure

 Dr. Willie E. Lawrence Jr. is surrounded every day by the potential impact of high blood pressure -- the rampant suffering caused by heart disease and stroke. But it’s

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American Heart Association launches new sodium reduction campaign

Americans have had a long love affair with salt, but it hasn’t been a very healthy relationship. Research shows that too much sodium in the diet can increase

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Statement is first to describe Hispanic burden of heart disease and stroke

Hispanic-Americans need a culturally tailored approach to improve their heart health, according to an American Heart Association statement -- the first to describe the burden of heart disease

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High stress, hostility, depression may up stroke risk

Having a lot of stress, hostility and depression was associated with a significantly higher risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in middle-aged and older adults, according to

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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Healthcare volunteer of the year: Education first

Things were different when Debbie Camp started her nursing career in the 1970s — so different that she calls that time the Dark Ages. “When stroke patients were admitted,