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  1. Can You Have a Stroke and Not Know It?

    Oct. 9, 2006 -- Many U.S. adults aged 45 and older may have had a stroke without realizing it, a new study shows. People should learn stroke's warning signs and immediately seek emergency medical help if those symptoms appear, write the researchers. Before you read about their study, which appears i

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  2. Stroke Impacts Blacks, Hispanics More

    Aug. 31, 2006 -- After stroke, quality of life often suffers, especially for blacks and Hispanics. The CDC's Jipan Xie, MD, PhD, and colleagues report that news in the journal Stroke. "These findings support the importance of preventing stroke and minimizing its impact on survivors, especially among

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  3. Mexican-Americans 2nd Stroke Risk High

    Aug. 22, 2006 -- Mexican-Americans appear to face a higher risk of second strokes or death from a stroke stroke. A new study shows that Mexican-Americans were more than 50% more likely to have a second stroke within a year of their first stroke compared with whites. Each year, approximately 700,000

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  4. Stroke Costs Reaching Trillions

    Aug. 16, 2006 -- The financial cost of strokes in the U.S. will soar to more than $2.2 trillion over the next 45 years if no action is taken to improve preventive care or treatment, according to a new study. Researchers say much of the bill for those stroke -related costs will be for black and Latin

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  5. Stroke Patients Benefit From Lipitor

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- Stroke Stroke patients can reduce their risk of having a second stroke by taking high doses of a widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drug, even if they don't have heart disease heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings from the five-year, international

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  6. New Approach to Stroke Recovery

    June 29, 2006 -- Stroke Stroke experts have successfully tested a noninvasive approach to help the brain recover from stroke. Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD, and colleagues describe their experiment in the journal Stroke's early online edition. Fregni works in Boston, at the Harvard Center for Noninvasive B

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  7. Drug May Aid Aspirin After Ministroke

    May 18, 2006 -- Researchers have spotted a drug combination that may help survivors of ministrokes and minor strokes. The drug combination is aspirin and the antiplatelet drug dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is found in the drugs Aggrenox (which also contains aspirin) and Persantine. A study in The Lance

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  8. Men More Likely to Die From Stroke

    May 8, 2006 -- Men may be more likely to die or develop serious complications from a stroke stroke than women. A new study shows that despite the fact that men tend to have strokes at an earlier age than women, they face an 8% higher risk of death and 90% higher risk of developing pneumonia pneumoni

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  9. New Guidelines for Stroke Prevention

    May 4, 2006 -- Today, tomorrow, and every day this year, roughly 1,900 strokes will be suffered by people in the U.S. After heart disease and cancer , strokes are responsible for more American deaths than any other medical condition, but experts say much could be done to change this. Guidelines rele

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  10. Drug Trio May Cut Stroke Severity

    April 24, 2006 -- Strokes caused by blood clots may be less severe in patients taking three particular types of drugs. Those drug types -- antiplatelets, statins, and ACE inhibitors -- are already used to help prevent stroke in at-risk patients. Now, a new study shows that strokes tend to be less se

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