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May 22, 2013
Statement Highlights: Stroke costs are predicted to more than double in the next 20 years. Americans 45-64 years old are expected to have the highest increase in stroke incidence.
May 16, 2013
Study Highlights: Depression among women 47-52 years old is associated with an almost doubled risk of stroke. Researchers call for greater awareness of depression as a preventable risk factor for stroke among younger middle-aged women.
May 02, 2013
Study Highlights: Increases in heart disease risk factors may decrease brain function. The association between the two was noted in young and middle-age adults as well as the elderly. Smoking and diabetes were especially linked with reduced brain function.
April 30, 2013
Study Highlights: More than a third of stroke patients don’t get to the hospital by ambulance — the fastest way to get there. Ethnic minorities and rural residents were less likely to call 9-1-1 at the onset of a stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association wants you to know the signs of a stroke and call 9-1-1 immediately for help.
April 04, 2013
Study Highlights: Chronic or persistent pain is a common complication of clot-caused strokes. Pain may occur even when a stroke is of mild or moderate severity, and may not begin until months later. Stroke patients who develop chronic pain are more likely to have physical and cognitive decline.
March 28, 2013
Study Highlights: Eating foods with more fiber was linked to a lower risk of first-time stroke. Every seven-gram increase in total dietary fiber was associated with a 7 percent lower risk of first-time stroke. The results reinforce the importance of a diet that includes at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
March 21, 2013
Study Highlights: Excessive sodium (salt) consumption caused nearly 2.3 million heart-related deaths in the world in 2010. Nearly one million of these deaths occurred in people 69 years and younger.
March 21, 2013
Study Highlights: Adults worldwide consume almost double the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt). The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender.
March 07, 2013
Study Highlights: Regular brisk walking after a stroke may improve physical fitness, mobility and quality of life. Walking with friends or family can help stroke survivors overcome a fear of falling. EMBARGOED UNTIL 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET, Thursday, ...
February 28, 2013
Study Highlights: Blockages in the heart arteries caused by coronary artery calcification (CAC) can show stroke risk. Those with CAC density levels of more than 400 were three times more likely to have a stroke than those with levels under 399. Risk predictions were most accurate for people under 65 and those at low-risk of cardiovascular disease.