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  • Are strokes and heart attacks related?
    Are strokes and heart attacks related?
    According to the CDC, heart attacks and strokes are the first and third-leading causes of death in the United States today. Together, they’re responsible for more than 33.6% of all deaths. Furthermore, they are the leading cause of...
  • Sinead O'Connor
    Sinead O'Connor Pleads with Miley Cyrus to do the Right Thing an Apologize
    In yet another correspondence from the ongoing saga of Sinead and Miley, this letter to Miley is a plea to do the right thing and apologize to people suffering with mental health issues and to clear the air that the tweets that Miley re-tweeted...
  • It is essential that preppers live healthy lifestyles
    It is essential that preppers live healthy lifestyles
    During disasters, everyone, even preppers, will be under increased stress. Without strong, healthy cardio-respiratory systems, heart attacks and strokes will be more likely to occur. Heart attacks and strokes are devastating enough during normal...
  • Twins strokes at 26: Arizona twins suffer strokes just 9 months apart
    Twins strokes at 26: Arizona twins suffer strokes just 9 months apart
    Amazingly, twins suffered strokes at 26 just nine months apart in Arizona, according to a May 29 Yahoo News report. TwinsKathryn and Kimberly Tucker each had a stroke at the incredibly young age of 26.First, Kathryn Tucker experienced a pain in...
  • Health Screening
    Fish Oil and Omega 3's Don't Prevent Heart Attacks
    It is always good to read the fine print. That's what we have been told when signing contracts, making deals, hey even your pre-nuptials. We continue to see articles about "what won't prevent a heart attack" - which is grabbing...
  • What are Strokes?
    How are heart attacks and stroke attacks similar?
    For those of you who have been reading my heart health articles, you now know my mother has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She has also experienced some light strokes, which is leading into dementia. Her short-term memory is...
  • President Ombama
    10 steps to prevent a stroke
    Know your blood pressure. If it is elevated, work with your doctor to keep it under control. High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. Have your blood pressure checked at least once each year – more often if you have a history of...
  • Stroke Diagram
    Only half of stroke victims call 911
    A recent study, published in the March 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), finds that only a little more than half of stroke victims call 911. The study points to a great need for education and public awareness of...
  • Strokes and learning to swallow again
    Stroke and learning to swallow again
    DEAR JIM: My husband – 71 – suffered a serious stroke last year and, because he lost the ability to swallow as a result of the stroke, he now has to be fed through a tube. I know you are not a doctor and this isn’t really in your...
  • Strokes: This is my story
    My story: Battling a stroke
    A stroke is an illness that reminds you of the elderly. You rearly hear of young people stroking out. That was until it happened to me.As a nurse I have lost count of the stroke victims I have tended to. Paralysis, lost of speak and bodily...
  • The side sleeper pillow
    The Side Sleeper Pillow
    As part of National Heart Month, I've been speaking with doctors and health care experts in my community about what programs are available for learning about and preventing cardiovascular disease.Where I get most of my information is always...
  • Stroke
    Stroke: Time lost is brain lost
    According to a recent study by St. Joseph’s Hospital, 70 percent of patients didn’t know they suffered a minor stroke and nearly a third of patients didn’t visit a doctor for more than 24 hours.I am a 2004 stroke survivor of, 8...
  • Vioxx settlement hits Merck for $950 million
    Vioxx settlement hits Merck for $950 million
    On November 22, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Merck & Co. had agreed to pay $950 million and plead guilty to a criminal misdemeanor charge to resolve government allegations that the company illegally promoted its former...
  • Bananas
    GOING BANANAS
    Did you know the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain.Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of...
  • California making headway in battle against childhood obesity
    California making headway in battle against childhood obesity
    On November 9, UCLA researchers released the results of a new study on childhood obesity. It noted that California is gaining ground in the battle; however, successes are uneven, with the majority of the state's counties still registering...