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February 12, 2014
Study Highlights: Stroke hospitalization and death rates may be associated with changes in environmental temperature and dew point. Large daily temperature changes and higher average dew points may be linked with higher stroke hospitalizations.
February 12, 2014
Puntos destacados del estudio: Las infecciones comunes están relacionadas con un riesgo significativamente mayor de ataques cerebrales en niños. Es posible que las vacunaciones recomendadas contribuyan a disminuir el riesgo de ataques cerebrales en niños.
February 06, 2014
Statement Highlights: For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women. Stroke risk in women is influenced by pregnancy, birth control pills, migraine headaches with aura and other factors.
January 30, 2014
Study Highlights: Children improved their knowledge of stroke symptoms and how to respond after playing a stroke education video game. They retained that knowledge for several weeks.
January 02, 2014
DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2014 – New prevention guidelines, programs to control blood pressure, getting more people to access cardiac rehab services and a possible link between digestive bacteria and heart disease risk are included in a recap of last year’s top cardiovascular and stroke advances identified by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
December 19, 2013
Study Highlights: First study to link anxiety to a greater risk of stroke.
December 18, 2013
Heart disease and stroke remain two of the top killers of Americans and pose a significant threat to millions of others, according to the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update 2014, published in its journal Circulation.
December 05, 2013
Statement Highlights: Better blood pressure control, stop-smoking programs and faster treatment are a few of the reasons for a dramatic decline in U.S. stroke deaths in recent decades.
November 17, 2013
Study Highlights: Scientists used brain-computer interface technology to help stroke survivors use their minds to power “virtual reality hands” to help regain the use of their arms and hands. The technology offers hope of recovery to stroke survivors and others who have lost mobility and control of their arms and hands.
November 14, 2013
Study Highlights: Older men who walked at least one to two hours each day had a reduced risk of stroke. Regular daily walking reduced the risk of stroke, regardless of the pace or distance.