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    1. Lengthy, Stable Marriage May Boost Stroke Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients may have better odds of surviving if they're in a long-term stable marriage, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 2,300 stroke sufferers, those who'd been "continuously" married had

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    2. 11 Percent of Stroke Survivors Struggle With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 stroke survivors develop epilepsy, and the greater the brain damage caused by stroke, the higher the risk of seizures, a new study reports. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition marked by recurr

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    3. A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Light or moderate drinking may reduce the risk of one type of stroke but not another, while heavy drinking increases the risk of both types, a new study suggests. A research team from England and Sweden reviewed 25 studi

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    4. Strokes Decline in Older Americans, Rise in Young

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's a new generation gap in the United States -- strokes are increasingly striking young people, and at the same time, stroke rates are dropping in those 55 and older, a new study reports. "People born during what

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    5. Some Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Interruptions in inpatient rehabilitation occur for some stroke survivors and patients with brain and spinal cord injuries, a new study finds. But at least one-tenth of these treatment breaks could be prevented, resulting

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    6. Minorities Less Likely to Get Clot-Busting Drug

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A clot-busting drug known as tPA can greatly improve stroke outcomes, but it isn't given to minorities nearly as often as it is given to white men, a new U.S. study shows. Blacks were 26 percent less likely, and othe

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    7. Electrical Stimulation Helps Stroke Patients Move

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new form of electrical stimulation therapy can help rewire the brain and restore some dexterity to a hand that's been paralyzed by stroke, a new clinical trial shows. In the experimental therapy, patients use their g

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    8. A Woman's Weight Has Complex Link to Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excess weight may put women at increased risk for the most common form of stroke, but at lower risk for a less common stroke type, new research shows. Still, experts say the overall message remains the same: Keep trim t

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    9. Anemia Boosts Stroke Death Risk, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older stroke victims suffering from anemia -- a lack of red blood cells -- may have higher odds of dying, researchers report. Among thousands of stroke patients, those who were anemic had a 1.5 to two times higher ris

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    10. 9 Out of 10 Strokes Could Be Prevented: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability but the vast majority of strokes are preventable, according to a new study. Researchers discovered that 10 controllable risk factors account for 90 percent of all s

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