Wednesday 23 Jul 2014

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All posts tagged Stroke

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Chief Science Officer ‘sets record straight’ about diet, science, AHA

At the American Heart Association, everything we do is based on science. Simply put, we examine the evidence that comes from scientific studies and use it to provide advice to help people get healthier and prevent heart disease and stroke. …

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Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin wins Most Powerful Voices singing competition

After months of competition, Marcus “Elder Mac” McFarlin has won the national Most Powerful Voices singing competition that’s helping raise awareness about stroke. McFarlin is a contemporary gospel artist from

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RX: exercise for stroke survivors

Stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise to help counteract physical deconditioning and inactive lifestyles, according to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement. Lack of activity after stroke

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Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury

Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury, according to research published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. In the study, people with a

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: ‘Tough times don’t last, but tough people do’ – like this survivor of a stroke when she was 15

Vandna Mittal loved dancing and snowboarding. She played varsity tennis and took honors classes at her high school in Redlands, Calif. When a headache disrupted the 15-year-old’s walk to

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Spreading the word about hypertension through Check. Change. Control.

After her brother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 57, Hazel E. Riley and her siblings felt a call to action. They wanted to

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Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found

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Q&A: Weighing potential benefits and risks of daily aspirin therapy

A daily dose of aspirin should not be used routinely to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people who don’t have cardiovascular disease or evidence of

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Surviving stroke is a sprint for this marathon runner

Last Memorial Day, Teri Ackerson finished a 6-mile run in preparation for her next marathon, went home for a shower, then visited a Starbucks for a latte with

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American