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Stroke

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about stroke, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Diagnosis

5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke

By Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.
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Risk Factors

6 Ways to Cut Your Stroke Risk

By HealthAfter50

The Latest

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The Facts About Atrial Fibrillation and Silent Strokes

Not all strokes are obvious. And if you have a heart-rhythm disorder like afib, you may be a higher risk for the silent type.

By Matt McMillen
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Let's Talk About Stroke

Not all strokes can be prevented, there's a ton you can do to protect yourself. We cover everything you need to know.

By Matt McMillen
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Let's Talk About the Causes of Stroke

On the health-fear meter, strokes are right up there with heart attacks. The causes are similar, too.

By Matt McMillen
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Treatment

15 Minutes Can Make all the Difference When You Have a Stroke

Getting prompt treatment after a stroke could save your life. Learn the signs here.

By Lara DeSanto
A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke
Symptoms

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

Fast action is essential when it comes to treating an ischemic stroke. Here are six signs that can help identify victims.

By HealthAfter50
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Symptoms

How Stroke Affects the Brain

The potential for recovery depends on which portions of the brain were damaged by the stroke. Here’s what you need to know.

By HealthAfter50
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Treatment

How to Find the Best Care After a Stroke

Studies show that stroke rehabilitation helps in even the most severe instances. Here are the the newest evidence-based recommendations.

By HealthAfter50
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Risk Factors

10 Risk Factors for Stroke

Some stroke risks, such as your age, are out of your control. The good news is that 90 percent of the factors that cause strokes can be modified.

By HealthAfter50
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Symptoms

Stroke Symptoms to Watch Out For

Like a heart attack, a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Here are the signs to watch for and what you should do.

By HealthAfter50
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Risk Factors

Hospital Waits Are Risky for Stroke Patients

Every minute counts during a stroke, but disabling or deadly delays occur frequently after patients reach a hospital’s emergency room for treatment.

By Pete Kelly