Health News

Stroke Patients: Get Happy, Get Moving
Anyone with depression should get help, but it's especially important for stroke patients if they want to complete day-to-day tasks and maintain their independence.
Cup of Joe for the Heart
We've been told that coffee can be bad for our heart health, but a new study shows that drinking some coffee can actually promote the health of women.
Sometimes You Need More Than an Aspirin
According to a new report, an anti-clotting drug appears to be more effective at curbing stroke risk than aspirin in atrial fibrillation patients unable to take stronger drugs.
Fast-Food Nation
Fast food -- which is tremendously high in fat and salt content -- remains a favorite food for a number of patients who have had a heart attack.
Tracking Triglycerides
Stroke risk in men and women increases with higher levels of non-fasting triglycerides (a type of blood fat), according to new research.
Don't Miss a Beat
A meta-analysis of 14 studies has led researchers to believe that even moderate alcohol consumption can contribute to atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart beat.
The High Costs of Intra-Cranial Angioplasty
Angioplasty and stenting of intra-cranial vessels (blood vessels in the skull that supply blood to the brain) is linked to nearly triple the cost of regular care for stroke, according to a new study.
Burden of Obesity Gets Heftier
Obesity has been shown to contribute to fatal coronary artery disease, regardless of other risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
The Cost of Living
Young, uninsured stroke patients and those with only Medicare Part D coverage often cannot afford stroke medications and thus face future stroke and cardiovascular event risks.
Who You Gonna Call? Clot Busters!
University Hospitals (UH) Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center has increased use of an effective clot-busting therapy for stroke by 13.5 times since implementing its System Stroke Program (SSP).