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These Healthy Habits May Prevent Stroke
You may have more control over your stroke risk than you think. Healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent many strokes, a new study found.
Your Parents, Cholesterol and Your Heart
Genetically inherited high cholesterol may up your risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study found.
Statins and Your Heart
For those with ischemic heart disease, statins are recommended. But not all patients may benefit from statins, according to a new JAMA Internal Medicine study.
Midlife Fit May Mean No Late-Life Stroke
For people in middle age, staying fit now could reduce stroke risk later in life, a new study found.
A Healthy Diet for Heart Patients
In patients with coronary artery disease, the Mediterranean diet may reduce heart attack and stroke risk, a new study found.
Breast Cancer Rx and Heart Disease Risk
Researchers have known little about the use of aromatase inhibitors and heart disease risk in breast cancer survivors — until now.
Is a Daily Aspirin Right for You?
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a recommendation on taking aspirin for heart attack, stroke and colorectal cancer prevention for certain patients.
A Potential New Use for Pioglitazone
Sometimes a medication used to treat one condition can also help with another. That might be the case with pioglitazone (brand name Actos).
Think You're Having a Stroke? Don't Delay
When you're having a stroke, quick response is key. And that counts for blood clot removal, too.
When Patients on Blood Thinners Have a Stroke
Although lifesavers in many cases, anticoagulants can cause dangerous bleeding. Reversing that problem, however, may now be easier than ever before.