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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.

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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.

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Peripheral Artery Disease: An Undertreated Threat

If you have peripheral artery disease, chances are you could be doing more to lower your risk of serious complications, such as heart attack or stroke.

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Hospital Waits Are Risky for Stroke Patients

Every minute counts during a stroke, but disabling or deadly delays occur frequently after patients reach a hospital’s emergency room for treatment.

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

A Faster Way to Spot a Stroke

Fast action is essential when it comes to treating an ischemic stroke. Here are six signs that can help identify victims.

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Higher Blood Pressure Target Linked to Greater Stroke Risk

Research suggests that raising the target for high blood pressure treatment may increase stroke risk.

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10 Risk Factors for Stroke

Some stroke risks, such as your age, are out of your control. The good news is that 90 percent of the factors that cause strokes can be modified.

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Atrial Fibrillation: A Major Suspect in Unexplained Stroke

As many as 8 of 10 patients with a stroke brought on by atrial fibrillation die or are disabled. That’s why recognizing afib early is so important.

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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.

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How Smoking Raises Risk of Stroke

Cigarette smokers have two to three times the risk of stroke than nonsmokers, and the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk.