Stroke

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New Afib Guidelines: Warfarin Not the Best Drug?

New guidelines for preventing stroke-causing blood clots from Afib compare non-vitamin K anticoagulants (NOACs) with warfarin (Coumadin)

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These Infections Could Increase Your Stroke Risk

You could be at higher risk for a stroke if you have certain types of infections. Here are the infections to watch out for and how to protect yourself…

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Recovering from a Severe Stroke: One Man’s Remarkable Story

Ischemic stroke affects nearly 700,000 people in the US each year. Here’s how one man overcame the serious complications that resulted...

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Diet Drinks Linked to Stroke and Heart Disease

Diet drinks are popular among those who want to lose weight, but new research shows that too much increases stroke risk for postmenopausal women…

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How to Stop a Stroke Before It Happens

Feeling perfectly healthy? Chances are, your doctor still orders certain tests—called “screening tests”—that check for conditions such as colon cancer…

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What’s Your Stroke Risk If You Have Afib?

A popular scoring system for people with atrial fibrillation can help predict stroke risk, but two key steps will make it most useful for you.

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Can Yoga Give You a Stroke?

While extremely rare, it is true that some yoga poses increase your risk for a stroke. Make sure you have a good teacher and avoid these risky poses.

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Fit People Have Milder Strokes

Staying physically active helps you avoid a stroke…but if you do have one, you’ll be more likely to have a mild one and recover better.

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This Vitamin Really Protects Against Stroke

Folic acid greatly reduces stroke risk, according to new research—especially if you have high blood pressure. Should you take it? Find out…

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Your Eyes Could Give Important Clues About Stroke

A stroke can be debilitating. But researchers continue to unravel its mysteries. Here: How our eyes may offer clues to stroke damage. Read on…

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Stroke Risk for Women Is Different

Besides stroke risk factors everyone faces—high blood pressure, Afib, diabetes, etc.—women have unique hormone-based risks. Learn more…

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The Stroke Treatment You May Need to Ask For

Thrombectomy—the surgical removal of a clot that causes a stroke—can save lives and lead to better outcomes. But many hospitals don’t offer it yet.

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Do You Know Exactly What to Do If You Have a Stroke?

No one wants to have a stroke, but knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. Read on for the latest thinking...

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The Stroke Warning That Can Save Your Life

Stroke symptoms aren’t always obvious—especially if it’s a transient ischemic attack (or so-called “mini stroke”). How to spot the subtle red flags…

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Recover Faster from a Stroke

New research shows that what you and your doctor do in the days and weeks right after a stroke makes a big difference in how well you recover.