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    1. Some Minor Strokes Lead to Disability

      Sept 13, 2012 -- Minor strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) are red flags for full-blown strokes in the future. But new research suggests that they can lead to disability in their own right. A TIA, sometimes called a “mini stroke,” causes stroke-like symptoms, but they last for less than 24

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    2. Heavy Drinkers at Greater Risk for Stroke

      Sept 10, 2012 -- Heavy drinkers may be at a much greater risk for a bleeding stroke, a new study suggests. People who drank about three or more alcoholic drinks per day also had the strokes almost a decade and a half before those who didn’t drink quite as much. The findings appear in Neurology. Exac

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    3. Can Chocolate Lower Your Risk for Stroke?

      Aug. 29, 2012 -- New research provides another helping of sweet news for chocolate lovers. Men who eat a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be less likely to have a stroke, compared to men who don’t eat any chocolate. Most studies suggest that health benefits come mainly from dark chocolate,

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    4. Yoga Improves Balance After Stroke

      July 26, 2012 -- Starting yoga even long after a stroke may improve the balance of stroke survivors, a study shows. "It's an exciting thing," says study researcher Arlene Schmid, PhD. "People can improve their balance years after a stroke. They can change their brain and change their body. They are

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    5. Low-Fat Dairy May Help Lower Stroke Risk

      April 19, 2012 -- Middle-aged and older adults may be able to lower their risk of having a stroke by eating low-fat dairy products, according to a Swedish study published in the journal Stroke . The study researchers, who tracked the diets of nearly 75,000 men and women over 10 years, found that tho

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    6. Depression After Stroke Too Often Goes Untreated

      March 29, 2012 -- Many people who have a stroke or so-called mini-stroke become depressed afterward, yet up to two-thirds are not getting ample treatment for their depression. Researchers report that news in the journal Stroke. "A lot of people are not aware of this risk,” Duke University stroke res

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    7. Citrus Fruits May Lower Women's Stroke Risk

      Feb. 23, 2012 -- Researchers have identified a compound found in oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits that may lower a woman’s stroke risk. Previous studies suggest that eating fruits and vegetables helps protect against strokes, and many believe that antioxidant compounds known as flavonoi

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    8. 1 in 2 Stroke Survivors Has High Blood Pressure

      Feb. 2, 2012 -- A disturbing 47% of people who have had a stroke have poorly controlled high blood pressure, researchers say. "High blood pressure is the strongest risk factor for stroke, so you would think patients and their doctors would be vigilant about making sure blood pressure is under contro

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    9. Sunny Skies Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

      Feb. 1, 2012 -- People who live in sunny places may have a lower risk of stroke, new research suggests. The researchers believe it is the first to show an association between sunlight and stroke. A second study suggests eating a lot of salmon, eggs, tuna, and other vitamin D-rich foods may help prot

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    10. Study: Stents as Good as Surgery at Keeping Neck Arteries Open

      Feb. 1, 2012 -- A less invasive approach for clearing neck arteries of dangerous plaque works just as well as surgical treatment for most people at high risk of stroke, according to the largest comparison of the two procedures to date. Ninety-four percent of patients' arteries remained open two year

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