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  • No smoking
    Stroke risk is increased significantly by secondhand smoke
    The dangers to nonsmokers from secondhand smoke have been becoming more apparent in recent years. Elsevier Health Sciences reported on July 9, 2015, secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by 30 percent for nonsmokers. Smokers are therefore...
  • Eating some chocolate
    Eating chocolate may protect you from heart disease and stroke
    It's hard to believe that something as delicious as chocolate could actually benefit your health in dramatic manners. BMJ reported via EurekAlert on June 15, 2016, eating up to 100 g of chocolate a day is linked to decreased heart disease and...
  • Sleep deprivation is related to future health problems
    Sleep deprivation impacts long-term health
    A lack of sleep can have a negative effect on our future health, says a study by theUniversity of Copenhagen. The research was announced on June 15, 2015, and was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Another study announced by...
  • Chocolate
    Chocolate may lower risk of stroke and heart disease
    Chocolate lovers take heart. According to a new study published June 15 in the journal Heart, eating up to 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day may lower your risk of heart disease or stroke.“People who want to eat chocolate should not be worried...
  • Catching some sleep
    There is an increased risk for heart attack and stroke with poor sleep
    Although sleeping well is an essential part of overall well being in body and mind many people fail to place a priority on getting enough sleep at night. The European Society of Cardiology reported on June 15, 2015, poor sleep is associated with...
  • Birth control
    Newer birth control pills linked to higher risk of blood clots
    Women taking newer forms of birth control pills are at a 1.5 to 1.8 times higher risk for developing blood clots than those taking older versions of the pill, according to a new study from the U.K. The research, published May 26 in the journal BMJ...
  • 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care recognized by the Women’s Choice Award
    50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care recognized by the Women’s Choice Award
    In honor of American Stroke Month (May), the Women’s Choice Award has announced its picks for America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. Awards are determined by evidence-based research and identify the brands, products and services...
  • Hand grip strength may predict risk of heart attack and stroke
    Hand grip strength may predict risk of heart attack and stroke
    For those health conscious Floridians who have been focusing on cholesterol levels or blood pressure numbers to calibrate their risk of heart attacks or strokes, there is now a new number to add to the list: hand grip strength.According to a study...
  • Chronic depression may double stroke risk reports new study
    Chronic depression may double stroke risk reports new study
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, stroke and coronary heart disease are the two leading causes of death in the county. The agency also notes that the rate of depression has doubled in the past decade. Now, a new...
  • Men who exercise can maintain healthy cholesterol levels
    Men who exercise can maintain healthy cholesterol levels
    According to a new study, men who regularly engage in aerobic exercise might delay the onset of onset of age-related high cholesterol; thus, lowering their risk for heart disease and stroke. The study was published in the May 19 edition the...
  • Orgasm headaches: Real migraines from lovemaking
    Orgasm headaches: Real migraines from lovemaking
    Nothing takes the romance out of a passionate love-making session more than a crushing headache, but for some people, orgasm headaches are no laughing matter and a real problem.All snickering aside, this not an imagined health issue. The medical...
  • Stroke for strokes at UCLA golf event
    Stroke for strokes at UCLA golf event
    On April 28, UCLA’ fourth annual “Saving Strokes” event will take place at Rancho Park Municipal Golf Course. It provides stroke survivors and their caregivers lessons in chipping, putting, and full swing with a golf pro; in...
  • UCLA lauded for stroke research
    UCLA lauded for stroke research
    UCLA is noted for its state-of-the-art medical care and research. A UCLA-led study on improving stroke care was selected by the Clinical Research Forum (CRF) as one of the 10 most outstanding research papers published in the US in 2014. The CRF...
  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis makes rare appearance at ACM Awards: What is wrong with him?
    Tonight at the ACM Awards everyone got the chance to see Randy Travis in a rare appearance. They showed him off in the audience and he smiled to the crowd. On this Sunday night, fans were excited to see him in the audience, but a lot did not know...
  • 2015 Stroke Update
    2015 Stroke Update
    According to the National Stroke Association , stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and remains the leading cause of disability. Currently, there are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.; fortunately, lowering...
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