- June 30th, 2013
Over the next 20 years, costs for caring for stroke victims are expected to rise by $110 billion according to American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. This is due to an additional expected 3.4 million stroke victims by 2030.
- April 30th, 2013
Adults 50 and younger who experienced a stroke had a significantly higher risk of death in the following 20 years compared with the general population, according to a study in JAMA.
- January 1st, 2013
African-Americans with heart disease who practiced transcendental meditation regularly were 48 percent less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die from all causes compared with African-Americans who attended a health education class over more than five years, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
- August 31st, 2011
Olive Oil as Stroke Preventative
Aging increases the chance for stroke, but current research finds that olive oil is a major contributor in stroke prevention. Those with high-intake levels can reduce their risk by more than 40 percent.New evidence underscore the power of good food.
- March 1st, 2009
Roger Maxwell of Dallas didn’t smoke. He exercised regularly and kept his weight down. But at 49 he suffered a stroke that left him wheelchair-bound and unable to speak words more than two syllables. Maxwell’s stroke came from an arterial dissection; an artery in the back of his neck split in half and blocked the flow of blood to his brain.By Nicole Duncan
- February 1st, 2008
When Ally Crosson, 35, woke up one morning and found the left side of her face partially paralyzed, her first thought was that she’d had a stroke. “I was so frightened,” she says.
By Linda Childers