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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
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The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

By Mary Shomon
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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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8 Tips for Taking Daily Aspirin

A low-dose aspirin a day could very well keep heart disease and cancer away, research suggests. If you plan to start a daily aspirin regimen—or if you’re already on one—keep these eight safety tips in mind.

By James L. Weiss, M.D.
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The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is a major suspect in strokes of no known cause. Although AF is the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, it can be hard to detect.

By HealthAfter50
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5 Ways to Recover After a Stroke

Stroke rehabilitation begins almost immediately after being admitted to the hospital and often continues for at least one to two months afterward. The primary goal is to prevent stroke complications, such as stiffening of the limbs and deep vein thro...

By Rafael H. Llinas, M.D.