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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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Risk Factors

Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

Stroke death rates are no longer declining but increasing in southern states and among the Hispanic population.

The Latest

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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.

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Risk Factors

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke With Psoriasis

There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of stroke and other cardiovascular disorders as compared to the general population.

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Prevention

Turns Out, Moderate Drinking Doesn’t Actually Lower Your Stroke Risk

This long-held belief is now firmly in “health myth” territory, thanks to a large new study on alcohol consumption and stroke rates.

Luke Perry in 1994 on the left and in 2016 on the right.
Risk Factors

Luke Perry's Death By Stroke Is a Wakeup Call For Gen X

If you think stroke is for your parents age, well, we’ve got news for you — you are the "parent's age" now. Stroke in your 50s is not uncommon, but it is preventable.

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Risk Factors

Diet Soda Danger for Older Women: Stroke

Postmenopausal women who drink multiple diet drinks per day have a higher risk for stroke than women who don’t drink beverages with artificial sweeteners.

Senior man, stroke survivor, walking with a cane in the woods with his adult daughter.
Risk Factors

'Healthy Thoughts' May Lower Blood Pressure in Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors who believe they can take steps to prevent a subsequent brain attack have significantly lower blood pressure than survivors who feel hopeless.

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What is Neurobion Forte?

A reader asks about taking Neurobion Forte in place of mecobalamine and folic acid after a stroke. Here's what you should know.

Woman in hospital after stroke with support dog.
Medication

Stroke Recovery: Antidepressant May Not Be Beneficial

Results of a study suggest an antidepressant commonly prescribed to reduce disability after a stroke may not improve functional outcomes overall.

Woman in stroke rehab.
Diagnosis

Incorrect Stroke Diagnoses: ‘Mimics’ and ‘Chameleons’

Stroke treatments can cause substantial harm if the patient is incorrectly diagnosed due to a “mimic” or a “chameleon,” according to researchers.

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Tests

Long-term Stroke Recovery May Be Predictable With Simple Test

A 10-minute test taken within a week of a stroke may help predict how well people will recover up to three years later.