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    1. You May Have Lower Stroke Risk if You Can Do This

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you can't balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest. Difficulty standing on one leg may indicate that small strokes or tiny bleeds have already occurred,

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    2. Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a stent to capture and remove a stroke-causing blood clot is safe and improves recovery, Dutch researchers report. About one-third of patients who had the procedure -- called intraarterial treatment -- recovered

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    3. Memory Lapses May Signal Stroke Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Memory lapses in people with higher levels of education may be associated with increased stroke risk, researchers report. The research included more than 9,100 people in the Netherlands, aged 55 and older, taking part in

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    4. Brain Scans Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans taken shortly after a mild stroke can help identify patients at risk of suffering another stroke within three months, a new study suggests. The study included more than 2,000 people who had CT scans of the bra

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    5. Blood-Thinner Pradaxa: What You Should Know

      Editor's note: This story was updated Nov. 5, 2014, with information on two new studies regarding Pradaxa. July 25, 2014 -- Two recent studies that compare the newer blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) with the old standby drug, warfarin, have found that people on higher doses of Pradaxa have a

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    6. Some Painkillers May Up Death Risk After Stroke

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis pain relievers known as COX-2 inhibitors, including Celebrex and Lodine, are associated with an increased risk of dying within a month after a stroke, according to a new study. "This large study from Denmark

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    7. Stroke Prevention Guidelines and Healthy Lifestyle

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to lower your risk of a first-time stroke? New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is crucial. The new guidelines advise people

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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