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A Million Hearts Saved
The Million Hearts initiative is bringing together dedicated organizations, communities and individuals to improve the cardiovascular health of the nation.
Act F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke
Do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing the signs and symptoms can make all the difference.
Warfarin Monitoring: An Update
To help prevent inaccurate test results from warfarin INR test meters, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued some new recommendations.
Stroke Risk Factors: A Growing Threat
In spite of stroke-prevention efforts in recent years, stroke risk factors appear to be becoming more common, according to a new study.
Dropping Daily Aspirin May Endanger Your Heart
Quitting your daily aspirin therapy may raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study.
A Roadblock in Stroke Prevention
After 40 years, the United States is seeing stalled progress in preventing stroke deaths, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As Strokes Decline, Men May See the Benefits
As the overall rate of strokes in the United States has decreased, men have seen the largest health benefit, according to a new study.
Why Some Stroke Survivors Skip Their Statins
Concerns over side effects may cause some stroke survivors to not take the statins they're prescribed, a new study found.
The Rx That Could Prevent Countless Strokes
Many patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) may not be receiving medications that could help keep them from having a stroke, a new study found.
A Shift in Stroke Demographics
Stroke rates appear to have increased in younger patients in recent years, according to a new study.