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Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both may increase your risk of stroke

Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both may increase your risk of stroke

There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a...

These 4 things may raise your heart attack and stroke risk

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and...

How vitamin D and fish oil could affect your risk of heart disease, stroke,...

For years, it's remained an open question: What effects do dietary supplements such as high doses of vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids derived from...
Healthy lifestyle, managing risks are key to preventing heart attack, stroke

Healthy lifestyle, managing risks are key to preventing heart attack, stroke

Living a healthy lifestyle by getting plenty of exercise and eating a nutritious diet are the keys to preventing heart disease, according to new...
Chilling studies show cold weather could raise stroke risk

Chilling studies show cold weather could raise stroke risk

Overexertion with a snow shovel isn't the only cardiovascular risk during the winter. When temperatures go down, the incidence of stroke—the country's fifth-leading cause of...
New blood pressure guideline could prevent 3 million heart attacks and strokes

New blood pressure guideline could prevent 3 million heart attacks and strokes

A new study predicts that achieving and maintaining the 2017 guideline blood pressure goals could prevent more than 3 million cardiovascular disease events over...
Heart attack, stroke may occur months before cancer diagnosis

Heart attack, stroke may occur months before cancer diagnosis

Older adults with cancer are more likely to have had a heart attack or stroke in the months prior to their cancer diagnosis compared...

High blood pressure could pose heart/stroke risk for people under 40

In a new study, Duke researchers found people younger than age 40 who have high blood pressure are at increased risk of heart failure,...

New treatment, combined with statins, could largely reduce heart attacks and strokes

Statins are the most commonly used treatment for cardiovascular disease. Despite reducing certain risk factors, if triglyceride levels remain high with use of statins, there...
5 ways to reduce your stork risk

5 ways to reduce your stroke risk

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke, according to the U.S. Centers...
4 things may increase your stroke and heart attack risks

4 things may increase your stroke and heart attack risks

In a recent study, researchers found fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher...
Many women plagued by anxiety after stroke

Many women plagued by anxiety after stroke

Angie Read Doyal was unsure if she'd be the same after her stroke. So, when she felt ready to return to work after only seven...
Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for people with clot-buster-treated stroke

Intensive blood pressure lowering safe for people with clot-buster-treated stroke

Intensive blood pressure lowering safely reduced the risk of bleeding in the brain in ischemic stroke patients being treated with clot-busting drugs, but did...
Control your cholesterol to prevent heart attack and stroke

Control your cholesterol to prevent heart attack and stroke

Have you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have...
Fluctuating blood pressure after stroke could mean higher risk of death

Fluctuating blood pressure after stroke could mean higher risk of death

Experts already know there's a link between high blood pressure and stroke, but a growing body of research suggests yo-yoing blood pressure also might...

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