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

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Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

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

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke

By Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.
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6 Ways to Cut Your Stroke Risk

By HealthAfter50
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AFib and Stroke Risk: What to Know

By HealthAfter50

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5 Important Questions About Covid-19 and Stroke

A concerning coronavirus complication has emerged—abnormal blood clotting—which could change how the infection is treated.

By Sarah Ellis
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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
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Do You Know Your Triglyceride Level?

The biggest misconception is that triglycerides and cholesterol go hand in hand. Not quite. Here, experts break down why you should know the difference.

By Claire Gillespie
Women jogging together in a park.
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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Pouring a glass of red wine.

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.

By Lara DeSanto
Luke Perry in 1994 on the left and in 2016 on the right.
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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.

By Abby Gardner
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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.

By Diane Domina
Senior man, stroke survivor, walking with a cane in the woods with his adult daughter.
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'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.

By Diane Domina
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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.

By Ask HealthCentral
Woman in hospital after stroke with support dog.

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.

By Diane Domina