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  1. Stroke Risk Profile May Also Predict Odds of Memory Problems

    Nov. 7, 2011 -- A screening profile used to gauge a person's chances of having a stroke may also give doctors an easy way to predict a person’s odds of having future memory and thinking problems, a new study reveals. This assessment tool is known as the Framingham Stroke Risk Profile (FSRP). It esti

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  2. Chocolate May Cut Women's Stroke Risk

    Oct. 10, 2011 -- A healthy chocolate habit -- about two chocolate bars a week -- appears to help women reduce their risk of stroke, according to new research. The new Swedish study echoes previous research in men and women. It also adds new information. "The protection started at more than 45 grams

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  3. Crossing Legs May Be Sign of Stroke Recovery

    Oct. 10, 2011 -- People who can cross their legs soon after a major stroke may have much better odds of a good recovery than those who cannot. A new study shows people who crossed their legs within 15 days of a severe stroke were less likely to die and more likely to be walking and independent compa

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  4. Blood Test May Help Spot Stroke

    Sept. 29, 2011 (San Diego) -- A new blood test shows promise for helping to detect stroke. In a preliminary study of 152 people, the test correctly identified 98% of those who had had an ischemic stroke and 86% of those who hadn't had one. Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. It occurs

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  5. Heart Rehab Programs May Help Some Stroke Patients

    Sept. 23, 2011 -- People who have had heart attacks or certain types of heart surgery often participate in structured rehab programs that focus on improving diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. Now new research shows that people who have had mini or mild strokes may also benefit from the sam

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  6. Apples, Pears May Reduce Stroke Risk

    Sept. 15, 2011 -- Eating lots of white-fleshed fruit such as apples and pears may significantly reduce the risk of stroke. In a new study, Dutch researchers set out to determine a possible link between stroke risk and eating fruits and vegetables of various colors. They took a look at self-reported

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  7. Strokes in Children and Young Adults on the Rise

    Sept. 1, 2011 -- Strokes in children, teens, and young adults are increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S., according to a new study. Mary G. George, MD, MSPH, and colleagues from the CDC looked at national hospital discharge data from 42 states. They focused on three age groups: 5-14, 15-34, and

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  8. Sleeping Soon After Dinner May Raise Stroke Risk

    Aug. 30, 2011 (Paris) -- Once again, mom was right: Don't eat too close to bedtime. A new study suggests that waiting at least an hour after dinner before going to sleep reduces your risk of stroke by about two-thirds. And for every 20 minutes more that you wait, stroke risk drops another 10%, says

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  9. No ‘Weekend Effect’ at Specialized Stroke Centers

    Aug. 25, 2011 -- If you think hospitals aren’t as good at treating strokes on weekends as they are on weekdays, reconsider. A new study shows that the so-called “weekend effect” doesn’t apply everywhere. And besides, the stakes are way too high to ever delay seeking care. No matter what day of the w

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  10. Ultrasound of Neck Predicts Who Will Have a Stroke

    Aug. 17, 2011 -- Two noninvasive imaging tests may help determine which people with a narrowing of arteries in the neck will need surgery to reduce their future risk of stroke, a study suggests. A narrowing of the carotid arteries in the neck is known as asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS). "Asympto

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