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  1. Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- After suffering a stroke or a mini-stroke, patients are usually given aspirin to prevent clots that can cause another stroke. Now a new study suggests that adding the drug Plavix (clopidogrel) to the mix can reduce the risk

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  2. Alzheimer's Care: 6 Tips to Improve Daily Life

    There's a lot you can do to help someone you care about with Alzheimer's enjoy their day-to-day activities. Even though people with Alzheimer's may get frustrated or confused easily, try these steps to help them feel calm and safe. People with Alzheimer's tend to prefer a familiar schedule and setti

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  3. Are You at Risk for Caregiver Burnout?

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be more stressful than caring for people with other serious diseases. That's because people with Alzheimer's disease often need care for decades, rather than a few months or years, says Mary Guerriero Austrom, PhD, an expert on caregivers and Alzheimer

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  4. Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- People who have a traumatic brain injury may be more likely to suffer a stroke, a large new study suggests. And while the chances of having a stroke are still small, incurring a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be as b

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  5. ADHD, Food Dyes, and Additives

    If your child has ADHD, you may be thinking about cutting dyes and other additives from their diet, in case it helps their ADHD symptoms. Is it true? Will they eat foods without them? Before you give it a try, you should know a few things about the link between food colorings and ADHD. The possible

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  6. Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study, which is published online June 24 and in the

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  7. 1 in 4 Stroke Survivors Suffers From PTSD: Study

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Many of those lucky enough to survive a stroke find that they're soon faced with another serious challenge. Nearly one-quarter will develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study. The data

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  8. MS and Your Diet: Is There a Link?

    Many foods have been touted as helpful for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Do they work? "There are strong reasons to think that diet could affect MS symptoms and even help treat it," says neurologist Ellen Mowry, MD, of Johns Hopkins University. But although a healthy diet is always a good ide

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  9. 8 Ways to Live Better With MS

    Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them. Even if your symptoms are mild, planning can make you feel better and

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  10. Concussion Damage Looks Like Early Alzheimer's

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Concussion can lead to damage in the white matter of the brain that resembles abnormalities found in people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School

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