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  1. Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who follow five healthy habits can cut their stroke risk in half, new research suggests. After being followed an average of 10 years, women who ate a healthy diet, drank alcohol moderately, never smoked, remained

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  2. Risks After Stroke May Linger for at Least 5 Years

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors remain at high risk for another stroke or other serious medical problems and death for at least five years, a new study suggests. The findings may mean that stroke survivors require closer follow-up to pre

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  3. Strokes and the Toll They Take on Younger Adults

    Oct. 3, 2014 -- About 10% of the 800,000 strokes that happen in the U.S. each year strike adults younger than 45. A stroke -- an event where blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blood clot or bleeding -- can be devastating at any age. But when a younger adult has one, they're affected “

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  4. Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A mini-stroke may not cause lasting physical damage, but it could increase your risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. Almost one-third of patients who suffered a mini-str

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  5. Cholesterol Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic stroke -- which causes bleeding in the brain -- were more than four times more likely to survive than people who weren't taking the drugs, a

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  6. Potassium Linked to Fewer Strokes in Older Women

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Could eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas and potatoes, help lower the risk of stroke and an earlier death for older women? Possibly, suggest the findings from a new study. But the research is too preliminary

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  7. Chiropractic Manipulation of Neck: Stroke Risk?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting your neck adjusted by a chiropractor or osteopathic doctor may be associated with an increased risk of stroke, according to a scientific statement released Thursday by the American Heart Association. The energet

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  8. Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others: Report

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress at work may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, particularly if you work in the service industry or have a blue-collar job, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. But being unemployed might be just as

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  9. Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

    July 25, 2014 -- When the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) was FDA-approved in 2010 to prevent stroke in people at high risk, a major selling point was that it doesn't require frequent blood tests like the old standby drug, warfarin. Now, an investigation in the BMJ has raised concerns again

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  10. Routine Pulse Check May Prevent Second Stroke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly checking the pulse of a stroke survivor may help prevent another stroke, researchers report. "Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never

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