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Sherrie Negrea

Sherrie Negrea is a freelance writer and editor specializing in higher education and healthcare. Her work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, University Business Magazine, Cornell Alumni Magazine, Cayuga Health, Binghamton University Magazine, Rutgers University Today, and many other periodicals. She lives in Ithaca, N.Y..

Latest by Sherrie Negrea

Inpatient Rehab Is Best for Stroke Recovery
Treatment

Inpatient Rehab Is Best for Stroke Recovery

The intensive, multidisciplinary treatment required after a stroke can be provided most efficiently in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Aspirin Reduces Recurrent Stroke Risk
Treatment

Aspirin Reduces Recurrent Stroke Risk

Taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke can lower the risk of a recurrent stroke by 80 percent.

Symptoms

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Increases AFib Risk

In older men, two sleep abnormalities may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.

Full fat dairy products are OK to eat on the DASH diet.
Lifestyle

Tweaking the DASH Diet Is OK

Substituting full-fat dairy products for lowfat or nonfat versions on the DASH diet does not reverse the health benefits of the diet, according to this study.

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults
Symptoms

Lower Blood Pressure Goal May Benefit Older Adults

Reducing systolic blood pressure to below 120 mm Hg among adults 75 and older may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death from any cause.

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk
Risk Factors

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.

Foods like potato chips may have less sodium after new FDA guidelines.
Nutrition

New FDA Guidelines for Lower Sodium in Foods

The FDA has proposed new guidelines for the food industry to lower the amount of sodium in packaged foods and restaurant meals to reduce health risks.

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension
Tests

Blood Test May Predict Hypertension

A new blood test may be able to identify a person’s risk of developing hypertension long before the condition shows up in a blood pressure reading.

Tracking Blood Pressure Helps Gauge Health Risks
Tests

Tracking Blood Pressure Helps Gauge Health Risks

Tracking blood pressure over time provides a better picture of overall health than a single blood pressure reading, according to a long-term study.

Lifestyle

Can You Manage High Blood Pressure With Your Smartphone?

At least 200 smartphone apps are now available to help people monitor and control hypertension. But do they really work?