Tag: stroke

Stroke Rate Rising Among Younger Adults (Video)

While the stroke rate continues to slide in people 55 and older, the opposite is occurring among younger adults starting...

February 27, 2019

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

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Tiger Woods’ remarkable comeback to win the Masters championship is being celebrated as a great sports achievement. But an increasingly common and effective treatment for...

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Tradition reigns supreme at the Passover dinner table, but that still leaves plenty of room to get creative with recipes.  While most people associate Passover...

Healthy Recipe: Bunny Face Brown Rice...

In case you missed the piles of candy bunnies and chocolate eggs in the stores, Easter is around the corner. More holidays have become strongly...

Troubling Trend: More Kids Under 6...

The number of children under the age of 6 rushed to ERs after swallowing small objects — especially such items as button batteries, coins and...

Head and Neck Cancers: Latest on...

Each year, approximately 110,000 U.S. adults are diagnosed with “head and neck” cancers. While most diagnoses are in people older than 50, it is increasingly...

#BaptistHealthy: Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash is healthy, homemade and hearty. Roasted sweet potato, bell pepper, onion and rosemary are the makings of this winning hash. It also...