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Women Smokers at Higher Risk for Brain Bleed

Strokes characterized by bleeding inside the lining of the brain are more common among smokers, especially women, researchers report. These serious strokes—called subarachnoid hemorrhages—are eight times more common among women who smoke more than a pack a day compared to … Continue reading

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WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

A medical device about the size of a quarter could help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are looking for an option to commonly-prescribed blood thinners. AFib is a significant risk factor for stroke. The FDA approved … Continue reading

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Americans Not Controlling High Blood Pressure

Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new government report shows. About 47 percent of people with high blood pressure have not … Continue reading

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2 Keys to Preventing Recurrent Strokes

High blood pressure can put you at risk for having another stroke. So can depression. According to a new study, though, the risk skyrockets to more than 80 percent for stroke survivors experiencing both. Take these precautions to ensure you … Continue reading

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What Women Don’t Know About Stroke Could Kill Them (Op-Ed)

Dr. Diana Greene-Chandos, neurologist and director of neuroscience critical care at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, contributed this column to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Too few women know the female-specific risks and symptoms of a stroke, and … Continue reading

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Service Dog Saves Stroke Survivor’s Life Twice

Diamond was one day from being put down when Denna Williams found her at the animal shelter, but the stroke survivor says she’s the one that’s really been rescued. The 9-year-old Alaskan Samoa has saved her life twice and has … Continue reading

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Major study finds working longer hours increases stroke risk

The likely toll of long working hours is revealed in a major new study which shows that employees still at their desks into the evening run an increased risk of stroke – and the longer the hours they put in, … Continue reading

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