Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Mortality rates are declining, however. Over 75% of patients survive a first stroke during the first year, and over half survive beyond 5 years.
People who suffer ischemic strokes have a much better chance for survival than those who experience hemorrhagic strokes. Among the ischemic stroke categories, the greatest dangers are posed by embolic strokes, followed by thrombotic and...Read more
Increasingly, we’re learning that what’s good for the heart is good for the head. And that link is starting to prove especially true in... Read more »
Why is it that we realize we take life for granted only after it's almost lost? After my stroke in 2001, that's how I felt. When I... Read more »
In general, I think, people are aware that smoking is a major factor in lung disease, causing the overwhelming majority of chronic... Read more »
Think of your metabolism as an engine. It's ability to "run" means biochemical processes that keep us alive are ongoing. Your metabolic... Read more »
We now have a test that can determine hidden risks of heart attack and stroke. It's called the PLAC Test and is the only blood test that... Read more »