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Stroke

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.

Stroke News

  • Inherited Cholesterol Disorder Significantly Boosts Heart Risks

    THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People who inherit a genetic disorder that causes high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol have an increased risk for heart disease and hardened arteries, a new study finds. The condition is called heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. It’s believed to affect about 1.5 million people in the United States, the researchers [...][...]

  • Men Face Greater Risk of Cardiac Arrest: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Men are significantly more likely to have their heart stop suddenly than women are, a new study finds. About one in nine men will suffer a cardiac arrest before the age of 70, compared to about one in 30 women. At age 45, men have nearly [...][...]

  • Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

    WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests. However, that doesn’t mean that butter provides any real health benefit, the researchers were quick to add. “Overall, our results suggest that butter should neither be demonized nor considered ‘back’ [...][...]

  • Progress Against Heart Deaths Starting to Wane, Report Warns

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — America’s war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback. A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled. “It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, which began around 1985, are the [...][...]

  • Are Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk for Fatal Heart Attack?

    MONDAY, June 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Regularly eating fish and other foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of fatal heart disease, a new research review suggests. “Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumption as part of a healthy diet,” said senior study author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, [...][...]