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Arizona Twins Suffer Strokes at 26, Just Months Apart

Arizona Twins Suffer Strokes at 26, Just Months Apart

Courtesy Barrow Neurological Institute(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Kathryn Tucker, a senior care coordinator for an Arizona insurance company, had just gone to bed when she felt a sharp pain the back of her head on the right side before her vision went out and sh…

Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger, Study Finds

Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Having a stroke may not be just a concern for the elderly.  New research shows young adults are having strokes at a faster rate, and people under 55 make up an increased percentage of all strokes.In a new study,…

Beta Blockers May Not Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Beta Blockers May Not Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New research suggests that beta-blocker pills don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiac deaths in patients with heart disease, but doctors are torn over whether there’s enough in the study to make them want to …

Elderly Women with Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke

Elderly Women with Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke

Pixland/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) — Elderly women diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat, are at higher risk of stroke than elderly men with the same heart condition, regardless of the use of a common blood thinner to prev…

Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Low-Fat Dairy Foods May Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Creatas/Thinkstock(STOCKHOLM) — About 700,000 Americans suffer strokes every year, according to the American Heart Association. But a new study found that if you choose low-fat dairy foods, you may be reducing your risk of stroke. In what they ca…

Hole in the Heart: Closing It No Better than Meds to Stop Strokes

Hole in the Heart: Closing It No Better than Meds to Stop Strokes

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — As many as 26 percent of us have holes in our hearts.This hole, found in the wall between the heart’s two upper chambers, is called a patent foramen ovale, or PFO, and most of the time it isn’t a cause for concern. …

Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults

Silent Strokes Linked to Memory Loss in Older Adults

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some stints of memory lapse in older adults may be due to silent strokes, tiny spots of dead cells inside the brain that bring on undetectable stroke symptoms, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal …

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