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Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk
April 03, 2014

Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk

Study Highlights: Insomnia may significantly increase your risk of stroke and subsequent stroke hospitalizations. The risk was highest — up to eight times — among insomniacs 18-34 years old in a Taiwan study.
Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half
March 27, 2014

Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Study Highlights: Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than 50 percent. Less than a third of stroke survivors maintained consistent blood pressure control more than 75 percent of the time.
Older, active, confident stroke caregivers are happiest
March 20, 2014

Older, active, confident stroke caregivers are happiest

Stroke caregivers were happier when they continued to enjoy their own hobbies and interests. Caregivers were less happy when caring for a stroke survivor who suffered from memory loss, depression and other mood, thinking or behavioral issues.   D
U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs
March 19, 2014

U.S. women unfamiliar with most stroke warning signs

Study Highlights: Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of a stroke. Hispanic women were less likely than others to know the warning signs of a stroke. Nearly all women knew that they should immediately call 9-1-1 if they suspected that they were having a stroke.
Las mujeres estadounidenses no están familiarizadas con la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral
March 19, 2014

Las mujeres estadounidenses no están familiarizadas con la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral

Puntos destacados del estudio: Muchas mujeres estadounidenses no conocen la mayoría de los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral. Las mujeres Hispanas tienes menos probabilidades de conocer los signos de advertencia de un ataque cerebral que otras mujeres. Casi todas las mujeres sabían que debían llamar de inmediato al 9-1-1 si sospechaban que estaban teniendo un ataque cerebral.
Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake
March 19, 2014

Spices and herbs intervention helps adults reduce salt intake

Study Highlights: A behavioral intervention that taught adults to use herbs and spices instead of salt led to a decrease in sodium consumption compared to people who tried to reduce sodium on their own. Adults taking part in a 20-week behavioral intervention consumed 966 mg/day less salt than their self-directed counterparts.
Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke
March 13, 2014

Mexican-Americans suffer worse outcomes after stroke

Study Highlights: Mexican-Americans had worse neurologic, functional and cognitive outcomes 90 days after their stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites. Mexican-American stroke survivors had moderate functional disability and nearly one-third had post-stroke dementia.
Stroke survivors may lose month of healthy life for 15-minute delay in treatment
March 13, 2014

Stroke survivors may lose month of healthy life for 15-minute delay in treatment

Study Highlights: Every 15-minute delay in delivering a clot-busting drug after stroke robs survivors of an average month of healthy life. Streamlining the time from symptom onset to clot-busting treatment by just one minute means one less day of disability for a survivor. While all stroke patients benefit from faster treatment, younger patients seem to gain more benefit than older patients.
Early strokes leave many young adults with long-lasting disability
February 27, 2014

Early strokes leave many young adults with long-lasting disability

Study Highlights: Ten years after having a stroke, nearly a third of young survivors still need assistance or are unable to live independently. About one in 10 strokes occurs in 18- to 50-year-olds.
Alternative test better at finding potentially dangerous holes in the heart
February 14, 2014

Alternative test better at finding potentially dangerous holes in the heart

Study Highlights: Transcranial Doppler testing — an inexpensive ultrasound tool for assessing the arteries inside the head — may be more sensitive than a standard technique for finding dangerous holes in the heart that might underlie some patients’ strokes. The standard test — echocardiography — didn’t find such heart defects in about 15 percent of stroke patients who had them.
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