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  1. Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests. In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in

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  2. Link Found Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke in the months after they find out they have the disease. And the risk of stroke is higher among those with more aggressive cancer, a new study says. The fi

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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