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  • High blood pressure rates up, despite improvements overall in heart disease
    Heart disease rates down, but high blood pressure still a problem
    Deaths from high blood pressure (hypertension) are increasing, according to a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA). Cardiovascular disease is still the biggest killer in the United States, although deaths decreased by almost a...
  • Elderly
    Clot-removing stent provides better stroke recovery
    A study conducted in the Netherlands found that using a new type of stent to remove large blood clots in the brain greatly enhanced the recovery of stroke patients, allowing many to return to an independent life. The study, published in the Oct....
  • Japanese physicians reveal how standing on one leg can save your life
    Japanese physicians reveal how standing on one leg can save your life
    People that are over 65 years of age that cannot balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds are at higher risks of already having brain damage that can lead to stroke, lowered cognitive ability, and increased potential for falls. Dr. Yasuharu...
  • Teenage girls
    Age of first period linked to risk of heart disease in women
    Early or late onset of a woman’s first menstrual cycle may influence her risk of developing heart disease later in life, suggests a new study from the U.K. The study, published in the Dec. 15 online edition of Circulation, found that women...
  • Young boy has stroke after riding roller coasters
    Roller-coaster riding leads to stroke in young boy
    Roller coaster riding apparently has led to an uncommon type of stroke in a four-year-old boy, according to a new study. The boy suffered a tear in his carotid artery, called a “dissection.” The carotid artery is one of two large blood...
  • Healthy Habits for a Happy 2015
    Healthy Habits for a Happy 2015
    In November, we celebrated National Diabetes Awareness Month. As we head into the holiday season, it’s a perfect time to revisit good health habits that will improve our overall health and lower our risk of diabetes, heart disease, and...
  • Are you a young adult at risk for stroke?
    Are you a young adult at risk for stroke?
    October 29 is World Stroke Day; therefore, neurologists at UCLA want to alert the public to risk factors for strokes. Unfortunately, when signs of stroke occur in younger adults, they often do not realize that they are having a stroke and avoid...
  • REBA says goodbye to Daddy
    Country and TV Star Reba must say goodbye to her Daddy
    Nashville, TNClark McEntire passed away last night at the age of 86. He suffered a stroke several years ago and never totally recovered. He had been living in a nursing home for the last couple of years.Both Reba and her sister Suzie and the whole...
  • Aneurysm
    Walking Through the Corridors of Life and Death
    As I drove behind the ambulance, my mind was racing. Who should I call to tell of my husband's injury? With a red light camera flash capturing me following closely behind, I started to imagine what the cost of a severe injury was to a family...
  • "Painful Blessing: a Story of Loss, Recovery and Hope," by Jill Krantz Viggiano
    "Painful Blessing: a Story of Loss, Recovery and Hope," by Jill Krantz Viggiano
    Painful Blessing, one family's true story of "loss, recovery, hope and faith" began March 27, 2008, the day after Gordon Viggiano and his wife, Jill celebrated Gordon's fifty-first birthday. Gordon's "consulting business...
  • 'Painful Blessing: a Story of Loss, Recovery and Hope,' by Jill Krantz Viggiano
    'Painful Blessing: a Story of Loss, Recovery and Hope,' by Jill Krantz Viggiano
    Painful Blessing, one family's true story of "loss, recovery, hope and faith" began March 27, 2008, the day after Gordon Viggiano and his wife, Jill celebrated Gordon's fifty-first birthday. Gordon's "consulting business...
  • The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol use as a stroke risk factor
    The Sobriety :60 spotlights alcohol use as a stroke risk factor
    The Sobriety :60 features a minute on alcohol-related health issues. The fourth episode examines alcohol's role in the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. -- strokes. Stroke disables more people in the United States than breast...
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    Lauren Bacall dead at 89 after having a massive stroke
    On Aug. 12, 2014, Lauren Bacall died in her hometown of New York City after suffering a massive stroke. She was 89. The Associated Press reported: "She was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center at 5:21 p.m.,...
  • Male passenger dies aboard United Airlines Flight
    Passenger dies on United Airlines flight to Houston: Ebola infection suspected?
    A passenger dies on United Airlines Flight 95 to Houston Tuesday, and it adds to the growing pessimism and global fears of flying due to a rising number of deaths and infections from an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.According to an August 5...
  • Actor James Garner
    Off into the Sunset: Actor James Garner rides away
    NASHVILLE, TNThis is a sad day across America as well as for many country stars who had worked with the beloved TV and film star James Garner. James Garner was pronounced dead in his Brentwood home outside of Los Angeles this morning. He was 86...