Stroke

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

Stroke Death Rates Stop Declining

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

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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.

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

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

'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

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

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

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.

By Diane Domina

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.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Experimental Rehab Technique Boosts Stroke Recovery

Targeted plasticity therapy, a new stroke rehabilitation therapy, could double the rate of upper limb recovery, according to a small pilot study in Stroke.

By Diane Domina

Stroke Doubles Dementia Risk, Large Study Finds

After adjusting for dementia risk factors, people who've had a stroke are twice as likely to develop dementia, according to study involving 3.2 million people.

By Diane Domina