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Could The Shingles Vaccine Prevent Heart Attack And Stroke?

By | Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:13

People who have had shingles — a viral infection that causes a painful rash — face an increased risk of heart attack and stroke; could the shingles vaccination, then, help to prevent these heart-related illnesses?

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The Greek Village Where A High-Fat Diet Comes With No Consequences

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 16:24

The residents of the Cretan village of Anogia and its surrounding areas express a gene variation that appears to protect them from cardiovascular disease.

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Warfarin Doubles Stroke Risk In First 30 Days For A-Fib Patients

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 18:36

Anti-clotting drug, warfarin, doubles risk of stroke in the first week of use for A-Fib patients.

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An Apple A Day Really Keeps The Doctor Away

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 15:09

A daily apple may have health benefits comparable to those of conventional preventative medicine like statins.

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Fighting Inflammation With 'Good Cholesterol'

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 19:43

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) is "good" cholesterol that helps reduce inflammation and adverse health effects brought on by high levels of "bad" cholesterol.

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Sodium In Aspirin, Ibuprofen May Increase Risk Of Stroke By 16%

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 18:02

The sodium in some types of medicine may increase a patient's risk of stroke by up to 16 percent.

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Frankie Muniz, 27, Suffers Second 'Mini Stroke'

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 14:51

Frankie Muniz, known for starring on the TV show 'Malcolm In The Middle,' suffered his second mini stroke at the age of 27, and no one knows why.

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Chronic Health Conditions Impact 45% Of American Adults

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 13:27

Almost half of the U.S. population is living with at least one chronic disease, such as heart disease or cancer, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.

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Can Stroke Survivors Recover Their Abilities By Practicing With Virtual Reality Hands?

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 17:20

A new brain-computer interface, which allows stroke survivors to control a pair of virtual reality hands using only their thoughts, is supposed to help them recover their hand abilities.

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Walking For Longer Rather Than Faster Tied To Lower Stroke Risk In Men

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 16:36

Men who walk for eight hours a week can reduce their stroke risk by a third, according to a new study.

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Metal In Electronic Devices Linked To Stroke Risk

By | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 18:12

Tungsten, a metal used to produce electronic devices could double the risk of stroke when it seeps into water, soil, or air.

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Testosterone Therapy Could Increase Risk For Heart Problems, Death In Older Men

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 21:50

Older men who took testosterone had an increased risk for death, or heart attack or stroke, compared to men who didn't undergo the therapy.

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Gardening Could Lower Risk For A Heart Attack

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 16:24

Gardening and other household chores may help older adults, who have gotten too comfortable sitting around, remain active and live longer.

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Stroke Affecting More Young People

By | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 18:30

The number of people between 20 and 64 who have suffered a stroke has increased by 25 percent over the past 20 years.

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High Blood Pressure In Pregnancy Linked To High Stroke Risk

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 14:12

Women who have high blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of a stroke in their lifetime.

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