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Stroke: A medical emergency
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Stroke: A medical emergency
Stroke is the fifth most common cause of death in this country and a significant cause of disability. Yet, roughly 80 percent of the cases can be prevented.
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Stroke: Not your grandfather’s disease anymore
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Stroke: Not your grandfather’s disease anymore
Stroke is becoming more frequent in younger people largely due to the same risk factors experienced by older adults. There is also an increasing incidence in this population of cryptogenic strokes, which have no discernible cause.
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911: More than just a number
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911: More than just a number
911 is the national number in this country to call for emergencies. Yet, a large number of people who experience symptoms of stroke fail to call.
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Tedy Bruschi: Still tackling, but his opponent now is stroke
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Tedy Bruschi: Still tackling, but his opponent now is stroke
It all started one night in February, 2005. Tedy Bruschi woke up in the middle of the night with a severe headache and weakness on his left side. He attributed the symptoms to a particularly tough game two days prior. “It was not unusual to wake up in pain,” he explained.
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Renée Lacy: She lost it all to stroke
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Renée Lacy: She lost it all to stroke
Renée Lacy, 66, knows her way down the runway. She started modeling as a teenager. Now she helps others strut their stuff. Lacy developed Cameo Models Internationale, a full-service modeling agency and professional model coaching center. But a few years ago she thought her career may have come to an abrupt end. “Your whole world changes in a split second,” she said.
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Physical activity: Free medicine for stroke prevention
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Physical activity: Free medicine for stroke prevention
Physical activity is often referred to as medicine that costs nothing and has few, if any, side effects. It seems to be a panacea to avoid a lengthy list of illnesses. You can include stroke in that list.
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Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sautéed Spinach
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Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sautéed Spinach
An easy to fix meal that’s low in sodium and high in potassium
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Lower the sodium and beef up the potassium
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Lower the sodium and beef up the potassium
Although both sodium and potassium are essential for the body, people tend to consume more sodium than potassium, which can lead to increased blood pressure. High blood pressure in turn increases the risk of stroke.
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Is cancer preventable?
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Is cancer preventable?
Although the cause of many cases of cancer is unknown, more than 40 percent may be preventable.
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Genetic testing: A personal decision
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Genetic testing: A personal decision
Genetic testing can help identify an abnormality in a gene that is linked to cancer. The results will tell you the probability of being diagnosed.
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A close look at your family history
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A close look at your family history
Roughly five to 10 percent of cases of cancer are hereditary. If cancer runs in your family, genetic testing may be recommended.
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Food and cancer
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Food and cancer
Studies suggest that certain foods, such as processed meat, have a link with cancer. It is recommended to consume plant-based foods, like fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
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