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  • 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...
  • Overwieght
    Many parents don’t recognize child’s weight problems
    New research from the U.K. found that many parents are not aware that their children are overweight unless they are extremely obese. The study, published in the April 1 issue of the British Journal of General Practice, showed that nearly one-third...
  • Secondhand smoke clogs kids’ arteries
    Secondhand smoke clogs kids’ arteries
    Worldwide, more than 50% of children are exposed to passive smoking, most of them at home. Most are aware that secondhand smoke can be hazardous to a child’s health. Now a new study from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the...
  • A delicious & nutritious salad
    Folic acid could protect you from a stroke
    High blood pressure is often referred to as a silent illness which can kill you without any apparent symptoms. This is why it's so important to check your blood pressure regularly and work to keep it within a normal range. The Journal of the...
  • stroke
    Stroke study praises folic acid supplements
    Another study has uncovered that folic corrosive supplements can help avert stroke in individuals with hypertension. In a study that included more than 20,000 grown-ups in China with hypertension however without a background marked by stroke or...
  • Produce
    Some meat is okay: Semi-vegetarian diet lowers stroke and heart disease risk
    A diet that is at least 70 percent vegetarian reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 20 percent, new research, presented yesterday at an American Heart Association conference in Baltimore, finds. Researchers conducting the study...
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