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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

Midrin for Migraine: Prices and Alternatives

Dr. David Watson and Teri Robert answer a reader’s question about insurance coverage of Midrin for Migraine and alternatives.

By Teri Robert

Aspirin Reduces Recurrent Stroke Risk

Taking aspirin immediately after a minor stroke can lower the risk of a recurrent stroke by 80 percent.

By Sherrie Negrea

Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.

By HealthAfter50

Endovascular Therapy: Future of Stroke Treatment?

Aspects of this technique have improved enough to consider it a major player in stroke treatment, especially for severe and potentially disabling strokes.

By HealthAfter50

AFib and Stroke Risk: What to Know

The stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation is up to seven times that of the general public. Find out if you need to follow a stroke prevention plan.

By HealthAfter50

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.

Stronger Warning About NSAIDs and Your Heart

A decade ago the Food and Drug Administration warned that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The FDA is now strengthening its warning on prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) labels.

By HealthAfter50