Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

How to Prevent the Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome

The Christmas Coronary and the Holiday Heart Syndrome A Swedish study published in the BMJ British Medical Journal showed that on Christmas Eve there was a 37% higher chance to have a heart attack. In fact, the most dangerous time for having a heart attack was around 10:00 pm, which was a few hours after…

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Unusual Kind of Shoe is Helping Stroke Patients to Walk

A special kind of therapeutic shoe was designed to improve stroke recovery in people who are left with a dragging foot. The shoe was engineered by Moterum LLC a startup company located in the University of South Florida (USF) Research Park. Clinical trials have been completed on the iStride shoe which is supposed to hit…

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FDA will Require 13 New Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

On August 15, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that there will be 13 new required health warnings on cigarette packages. Each warning will be accompanied by graphic colored photos showing the horrible consequences of diseases caused by smoking. The goal is to educate the public about some of the less commonly known…

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Seniors and the Stress of Sudden Financial Loss

Sudden financial loss is stressful for everyone. However, for seniors over the age of 65 sudden financial loss can be deadly. In fact, according to a study published April 3, in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), seniors who suffered a sudden major financial loss had  a 50% chance of death from all causes…

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One in Two Women and One in Three Men will Get Dementia, Stroke or Parkinson’s

According to a study published October, 2018 in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, it is estimated that one in two women and one in three men will get dementia, a stroke or Parkinson’s disease during their lifetime. However, the researchers emphasize that this risk could be lowered by 20-50% if preventive strategies could…

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Blood Pressure can be Lowered by Life-saving Blue Light Treatment

Blue light has been found to be able to safely lower blood pressure without many of the serious side effects experienced by people taking blood pressure lowering drugs. This could be a non-invasive and non-pharmacological way to safely treat high blood pressure. The study was published by researchers at the University of Surrey in the…

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Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts can Help Prevent Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the United States, which is the number one cause of death. More and more doctors are recommending following a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. This includes consuming a Mediterranean kind of diet. During the 1950s it was noted that people living in…

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Fish Oil may Help to Prevent Heart Attacks

According to a very large VITAL randomized trial, taking supplemental fish oil may help to prevent heart attacks in people whose consumption of fish is low. The results were also especially good for African-Americans. This study carried out by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts was…

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