Stroke

Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…people who’ve had a heart attack, stroke, or TIA (“mini-stroke”), low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) reduces the likelihood of a repeat cardiac event. 2. Regular use of low-dose aspirin lowers risk of a first heart attack in men and stroke in women (except those with diabetes,…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…procedures don’t necessarily prevent a stroke. That’s why I don’t think they should be used to treat carotid artery stenosis and/or to prevent a stroke. Carotid Endarterectomy and Angioplasty Don’t Necessarily Prevent a Stroke In a study published in the Lancet, researchers…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…* Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following a weight loss program that includes a healthy…

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Improve Cognitive Function With These Brain Exercises

…older brain is extremely flexible and can reroute and establish new connections when areas of the brain are damaged by age-related shrinkage, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or head trauma. Exercises to Improve Cognitive Function You can improve cognitive function and reduce your risk of…

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Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…in the dark about the complications of these meds, which include liver toxicity, muscle aches, weakness, declining memory, blackout spells, and stroke to name just a few. Research Statin Alternatives * If the FDA does approve this ridiculous proposal, don’t head to your drugstore for a statin…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…having a stroke. The reason is because of cocoa, the primary ingredient in chocolate, contains flavonoids which act as antioxidants in the body. These flavonoids help to keep “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidizing, which can contribute to stroke risk in women. But reduced stroke risk in…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…disease. So, keeping your teeth and gums in good shape is one more thing you can do to promote healthy arteries and stave off heart attack and stroke. While brushing is important, flossing is even more critical. A study presented at an American Heart Association conference looked at 300 patients…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Stroke Risk in Women. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that another heart-healthy benefit of dark chocolate is stroke prevention in women. Researchers found the women with the highest chocolate consumption were 20 percent less likely to suffer a stroke.

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…your blood sugar. In fact, here are five holiday indulgences you can enjoy, guilt-free… 1. Dark chocolate, eaten in moderation, reduces your stroke and heart disease risk, helps you lose weight, and improves cognitive function, mood, blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity. The biggest health…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country, or that people with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar metabolism. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence)…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a primary contributor to erectile dysfunction (impotence) and dementia. Unfortunately,…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

…or heart muscle. To prevent a magnesium deficiency, you need 800 mg to 1,000 mg per day. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret for keeping your heart healthy and preventing heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

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Prevent Heart Disease With This Tasty Treat

…What they found is that people who ate the most chocolate reduced their coronary heart disease risk factors by 37 percent and decreased stroke risk by 29 percent, compared to those who ate the least amount of chocolate. How Chocolate Reduces Risk of Coronary Artery Disease The researchers…

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HBOT Revisited: Fighting for Your Rights as a Healthcare Consumer

…benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)—specifically, how it can help a wide range of injuries and conditions from burns, psoriasis, and stroke to brain trauma and heart issues—and I got quite a story in return. Sharmyn B. wrote to tell me how her daughter’s entire life was…

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Let's Get the Word Out About Diabetes and Heart Disease

…significantly raises heart disease risk. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease or suffer a stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. So, what are doctors doing about this epidemic? They’re wearing out their prescription pads with…

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

…the many health benefits of fruits and vegetables. How Eating Fruits and Vegetables Benefits Your Health For example, want to decrease your risk of stroke by 26 percent? Eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Want to lose weight? Focus on eating more fiber-rich vegetables. Want…

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More Men's Health Problems--Solved!

…over-the-counter antifungals contain an active ingredient such as miconazole, clotrimazole, or econazole, and some include hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Look for these products in health food or drug stores. You may also be interested in: Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

…or call 800-488-1500. To locate an EECP provider in your area call 800-455-EECP (3327) or visit vasomedical.com. Now it’s your turn: What have you done to help protect your heart? You May Also Be Interested In: * How NOT to Prevent a Stroke * Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

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7 Summer Survival Tips

…can, however, hot weather may make air pollution even more dangerous. The pairing of these two elements has the potential to increase risk of stroke by about 50 percent! Your best bet is to stay indoors on hot days when air quality is poor. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip for weathering…

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