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Stroke: A Possible Danger of Chronic Stress
A bit of stress here and there in our lives can give us a motivational boost. But when that stress is constant, it can have a serious impact on our health and may even lead to some life-threatening situations.
Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening Not Recommended for All
Screening can detect certain diseases in the early stages, possibly increasing the chances of successful treatment. However, in some cases, screening a whole population can lead to more harm than good.
Five Neurosurgery Treatments to Question
In an effort to connect doctors and patients, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation puts out updated recommendations on the best treatment options. The latest installation of the ABIM Choosing Wisely series focuses on neurology.
In South Carolina, Blacks Having Stroke at Younger Ages
Although stroke numbers have been dropping over the past decade, African Americans continue to face a high stroke risk. And stroke rates seem to be rising in one Southern state.
Stroke Prevention Should Start Early in Life for Women
Stroke usually affects people later in life. However, new research suggests that it's not just older adults who should be careful.
Protein May Have Power to Prevent Strokes
People typically can't predict when a stroke will happen, but they can take steps to prevent it. New research suggests that eating plenty of one particular nutrient may help to stop stroke before it strikes.
Air Pollution Slightly Set the Heart Offbeat
Air pollution has been linked to a wide range of health problems, but it's not always clear what's directly related to specific air pollution measures.
Greater Weight Linked to Stroke at Younger Age
According to the so-called "obesity paradox", people who are overweight and have had a stroke have a better chance of surviving than their normal and underweight counterparts. However, some research is starting to debunk this idea.
Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
What would it take to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes before 2017?
Systolic vs Diastolic: Different Heart Risks for Different Readings
High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and other health problems. A closer look at blood pressure readings may foretell the specific type of health troubles that lie ahead.