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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

Afib Treatment Can Prevent Thousands of Strokes Each Year

In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.

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

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.

By Melissa Caravella

Inpatient Rehab Is Best for Stroke Recovery

The intensive, multidisciplinary treatment required after a stroke can be provided most efficiently in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

By Sherrie Negrea

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

AFib and Stroke Risk: New Drug Options

Patients with atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulants and don’t use them take the risk of having a stroke. Here’s what to consider.

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

What Is a Stroke?

Sometimes called a brain attack, a stroke occurs when an artery that supplies blood to part of the brain becomes blocked or ruptures.

By HealthAfter50