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Costs of treating strokes in U.S. expected to soar

A “looming crisis” in healthcare
May 31, 2013

Costs to treat stroke are projected to more than double and the number of people having strokes may increase 20 percent by 2030, according to the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association.


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Yoga may improve balance in stroke victims

July 30, 2012

Group yoga can improve balance in stroke survivors who no longer receive rehabilitative care, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.


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Scorching heat puts outdoor workers' lives at risk

OSHA heat safety app downloaded 6,500x in one week
July 17, 2012

With much of the Midwest and East Coast in the grip of a severe heat wave – and other parts of the country in danger of returning to it – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is issuing excessive heat warnings that include information that protects outdoor workers by describing the signs of heat illness and what to do if someone becomes ill.


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Safe, simple eye test may help prevent strokes

July 3, 2012
A simple eye test may soon offer an effective way to identify patients who are at high risk for stroke, say researchers at the University of Zurich.


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ASSE offers tips for preventing heat-related work illnesses

June 26, 2012

As temperatures rise, so does the chance of those working in areas susceptible to high heat conditions of becoming ill. To prevent heat-related work injuries and illnesses, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) suggests employers and employees take safety precautions now and be aware of factors that can lead to heat stress; the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke; ways to prevent heat stress; and, what can be done for heat-related illnesses.


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Fewer diabetics dying of heart disease, stroke

May 25, 2012

Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


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Health Experts: know your stroke riisks

May 12, 2012

May is American Stroke Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) are using the occasion to remind us that managing our blood pressure is the most important thing we can do to help reduce our chances of having a stroke.


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Eating citrus fruit may lower women’s stroke risk

February 27, 2012

A compound in citrus fruits may reduce stroke risk, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.


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Air pollution raises stroke risks, study finds

Risk rises within hours of exposure
February 20, 2012

Air pollution, even at levels generally considered safe by federal regulations, increases the risk of stroke by 34 percent, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers have found.


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Study: Fuits and veggies lower stroke risk in women

December 2, 2011

Women who eat lots of vegetables, fruits and grains have fewer strokes, regardless of whether they have a previous history of cardiovascular disease, in a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.


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