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    1. After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your spouse has a stroke, and the two of you disagree about the rate of recovery, your own health might suffer, a new study finds. The caregiving spouse is at increased risk for emotional distress and depression if th

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    2. WebMD My Story: Recovering From Stroke

      A year ago last October I got up at 4 a.m., went to the bathroom, and came back to bed -- and all of a sudden everything started spinning. I got up and fell back down. I had blurry and double vision. I was extremely nauseous and vomited for hours. It crossed my mind that I might be having a stroke -

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    3. Stroke Prevention for Women: Start Early

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke typically affects women in their later years, but doctors are now beginning to focus on helping them cut their risk earlier in life. This increased attention to risk factors in early adult years was recommended b

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    4. Diets Rich in Protein May Lower Stroke Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diets rich in protein appear to reduce a person's risk of stroke, particularly if it's a lean animal protein like fish, a new analysis suggests. People with the highest amounts of animal protein in their diets were 20

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    5. Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is an important, though often underused, way to improve mental and physical recovery in stroke survivors, according to experts. Stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise because many become inactive and suffe

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    6. Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research. Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for

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    7. Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every minute counts for stroke victims who need clot-busting medications quickly to restore blood flow to their brain and prevent further damage. Now, new efforts to hasten treatment in both ambulances and emergency

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    8. Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early test, researchers report they've safely injected stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had suffered strokes. And two of the patients showed significant improvement. All the patients saw some improvemen

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    9. Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with shingles face a significantly increased risk of stroke in the weeks following the first signs of the painful skin rash, new research suggests. Patients' overall stroke risk is highest in the first month aft

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    10. Most Women Don't Know Warning Signs of Stroke

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most women say they'd call 911 if they were experiencing a stroke, but many don't recognize the major warning signs of stroke, new research shows. The study authors surveyed more than 1,200 women in the United Sta

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