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Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke

February 2019 Print this issue Protect Yourself from 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 high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol is a… Read More »

Counties with dirtier air have more stroke deaths

In a nationwide study, counties with dirtier air had higher rates of stroke deaths and shorter life expectancies, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Researchers examined… Read More »

Stroke Survivors’ Unhealthy Choices

If you had a stroke and survived the ordeal without permanent disability, you’d do everything in your power to get healthier and lower your risk of a repeat incidence, right? Unfortunately, while that might seem like the most rational plan, people don’t always behave rationally, and sometimes good intentions only last so long. And that’s… Read More »