Tag: stroke

New 24-Hour Stroke Protocol Treats More At-Risk...

A new protocol for treating patients with the most common type of stroke – the type triggered by a blood...

May 21, 2018

‘White Coat Hypertension’ Should Be Taken More...

Do you get nervous when your blood pressure is taken at the doctor’s office? If you do and your blood...

April 23, 2018

She had a Stroke at 23: ‘This...

Kimberly San Martin was in an exercise class when she started to get dizzy and experienced weakness on her left...

April 17, 2018

How to Naturally Lower Your Blood Pressure

Can you lower your blood pressure naturally, through dietary changes, regular exercise and managing stress? Absolutely, doctors and dietitians agree,...

March 14, 2018

Roundup: Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat, HPV Vaccinations, Heart-Healthy...

It’s Best to Focus on Quality Foods, Less on ‘Low-Carb’ or ‘Low Fat’ — Researchers Find What’s better for you...

February 23, 2018

Treating High Blood Pressure in Older Adults

New and stricter blood pressure guidelines may complicate treating older Americans for hypertension, experts have suggested. Most adults with measurements...

February 22, 2018

Blood Pressure of 130/80 Now Considered High,...

A new and stricter standard for determining the serious condition of hypertension, or high blood pressure, has been announced by the...

November 14, 2017

Roundup: Heart Patients Who Stop Daily Aspirin...

It’s a well-known and broadly prescribed treatment for many patients who’ve had a heart attack or stroke: Take a low-dose...

September 29, 2017

Stroke Risk has Declined for Men, But...

While the incidence of stroke in men has been decreasing in recent years, the same is not true for women....

August 17, 2017

Roundup: Shingles Tied to Heart Attack and...

Beyond the pain, itchiness and red splotches are other dangerous effects of shingles. People who get shingles are at higher...

July 7, 2017

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Juicing -- which refers to mixing up fruits and/or vegetables into a blender for a quick smoothie -- has become a trendy thing. But when...

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Most adults are familiar with one more more ways of preventing heart disease. The public has been barraged with health studies on what’s good for...