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  • Slowing brain functions linked to increased risk of stroke, death

    August 07, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Declining memory and cognitive ability may increase the risk of stroke in adults over age 65. After stroke, cognitive function declined almost twice as fast. Stroke and cognitive decline increased the risk of death in older adults.

  • Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke

    August 07, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Manipulating the neck has been associated with cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke. Although a direct cause-and-effect link has not been established between neck manipulation and the risk of stroke, healthcare providers should inform patients of the association before they undergo neck manipulation.

  • Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

    July 17, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Women sexually abused in childhood may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early marker of cardiovascular disease in midlife. Psychosocial factors are important to the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Awareness of the long-term mental and physical consequences of sexual abuse in childhood needs to be heightened nationally.

  • Hispanic Americans need culturally tailored heart care

    July 14, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Healthcare providers need to consider culture and ethnicity as they counsel Hispanic patients on health behavior and health outcomes. Because Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing ethnic population in the United States, new research and clinical efforts should be directed towards understanding their range of diverse racial and cultural profiles. Addressing the cardiovascular health of U.S. minority populations, such as Hispanics, will help improve the cardiovascular health of the country as a whole.

  • High stress, hostility, depression linked with increased stroke risk

    July 10, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Higher levels of stress, hostility and depressive symptoms are associated with significantly increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) in middle-age and older adults. Significant increased risk was not observed for anger.

  • Stroke hospitalizations are up among middle-aged blacks in South Carolina

    June 19, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Stroke hospitalizations in South Carolina are increasing among middle-aged blacks. The disparity in South Carolina alone, was associated with $450 million in hospitalization charges over 10 years. The issue is not limited to the south as similar data has also been noted elsewhere.

  • Stroke recovery should include exercise prescription

    May 20, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Statement Highlights: Exercise should be prescribed for stroke survivors. Exercise prescriptions could significantly reduce disability and the risk of recurrent stroke in survivors who also may face other barriers such as fatigue and depression.

  • Hospital visits for irregular heart rhythms rising

    May 19, 2014 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Hospital visits for the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation are escalating, increasing the burden on our healthcare system. An 11-year study shows that hospitalizations for the condition jumped by 23 percent and costs rose by 24 percent. The rise in atrial fibrillation’s accompanying risk factors might account in part for the rise in hospitalizations.

  • Older migraine sufferers may have more silent brain injury

    May 15, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Older migraine sufferers may be more likely to have silent brain injury. Ischemic silent brain infarctions are symptomless brain injuries and are a risk factor for future strokes. Researchers suggest people who have both migraines and vascular risk factors pay close attention to lifestyle factors that can reduce their chance of stroke.

  • Eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide

    May 08, 2014 Categories: Stroke News

    Study Highlight: Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of 20 studies conducted in Europe, the United States and Asia.

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