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AHA: Warm, Wet Weather Linked to Better Outcomes for Stroke Survivors

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Rainy days may bring a lot more than relief from summer heat -- they also are connected to better survival chances and overall outlook for stroke survivors, according to a new study. Researchers…

AHA: Young Golfer Returns to Sport He Loves After Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- After stepping out of his golf cart on the 18th fairway, Andrew Lask Jr. felt dizzy and wobbled a bit. He was playing a charity event at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., where,…

One Man's Journey Back From Stroke at 52

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Price Woodward was the picture of health at age 52. He lived an active lifestyle and ran marathons. He was definitely not the type of person you'd expect to have a stroke. But one night, his wife,…

Hospital Infections in Stroke Patients Raise Other Risks

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When stroke patients get an infection while in the hospital, that may raise the chances they will wind up back in the hospital later, new research suggests. Researchers examined data on more than…

Vaccine to Stop Recurrent Strokes Shows Promise in Mice

MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke remains a major killer. But could a simple vaccine help prevent a recurrence in stroke survivors someday? That's the promise from new Japanese research conducted in mice. A vaccine that…

Does Stroke Run in Your Family? Healthy Living Lowers the Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Has stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defense, new research shows. The study of more than 306,000 white British people found that exercising, eating…

AHA: Music Helped This Young Stroke Survivor Stay Strong

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Toni Hickman and her boyfriend were visiting New Orleans in 2007 to celebrate a hip-hop music project she was wrapping up. The singer, poet and songwriter had already achieved some success…

AHA: The Heart Problem This Stroke, Bypass Surgery Survivor Wasn't Expecting

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- When Tom Broussard came out of quadruple heart bypass surgery, the then-59-year-old was just glad to have avoided a heart attack. So he didn't give much thought to the heart valve that surgeons…

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest. "A heart attack is a risk factor for stroke for at least three…

Stroke Rates Higher Among Pot Users

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As the use of marijuana is growing, with Canada legalizing the drug just this week, a new study that ties pot to a raised risk for stroke might give users pause. The risk for any stroke could increase…

AHA: Ozone Pollution May Be Linked to a Type of Bleeding Stroke

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke,…

AHA: Interpreters Are Key for Stroke Patients Struggling to Understand

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Before he stood in rooms at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas interpreting between Spanish-speaking patients and English-speaking health care providers, Cruz Ramirez did so informally…