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A stroke is a reduction in blood supply to the brain due to a blockage (80% of strokes), which is usually a blood clot, or bleeding in the brain (20% of strokes). Rapid treatment—within three hours of the first symptom—is crucial. If blood supply is quickly restored, it may prevent permanent brain damage. Stroke symptoms come on suddenly and include trouble speaking; confusion; weakness, numbness, or paralysis on one side of the face or body; vision problems; severe headache; or trouble with walking or balance. Call 911 if you or someone else has these symptoms.

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  • Fitness in Youth Can Pay Off Decades Later: Study

    MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Hitting the gym or playing field in your 20s may bring health benefits that last a lifetime, new research suggests. The study of nearly 5,000 young adults found that those with good heart/lung fitness had a lower risk of heart disease and death later in life. One cardiologist who reviewed [...]

  • Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients’ Health

    THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked too much sitting with an increased risk of heart disease. But the authors of this study say it’s the first to [...]

  • Smog Raises Heart Risks in Those With Diabetes, Study Says

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Long periods of exposure to air pollution — including dust and car exhaust — heightens heart risks for women with diabetes, a large, new study indicates. Building on prior research linking shorter exposures to air pollution to higher heart disease in the general population, the scientists [...]

  • Obesity in Youth May Harm the Heart Long-Term, Even After Weight Loss

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new study finds that even if overweight or obese young women slim down later on, obesity-linked damage to the heart may linger for decades. The research shows that even formerly overweight women remain at heightened risk for sudden cardiac death later in life. So, “it is important to maintain [...]

  • Heart Disease Doesn’t Take a Holiday

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with heart disease should take a number of precautions if they travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, an expert suggests. The first step is to be as well-prepared on your trip as you are at home, said Dr. Winston Gandy Jr., a cardiologist at Piedmont Heart Institute in Atlanta. “Make [...]

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