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First Guidelines to Prevent Stroke in Women

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February 6, 2014
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Pregnancy, birth control and certain migraines are the focus of the first guidelines from the American Heart Association for preventing stroke in women. They face certain risk factors uniquely or more frequently than men. (Feb. 6) Video provided by AP


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France 24 (Feb. 3, 2013) France's health authorities have decided that a higher risk of blood clots, strokes and thrombosis in the latest versions of birth control pills pose an unacceptable danger to women's health. As a result, the government has changed its prescription guidelines for oral contraceptives. The decision could affect 2.5 million women in France and many more overseas, should other countries follow suit.
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Decades Old Stroke Damage Reversible With Oxygen Therapy, Say Researchers

Decades Old Stroke Damage Reversible With Oxygen Therapy, Say Researchers

Reuters (May 2, 2013) Up to 20 years after suffering a stroke, patients in Israel are reporting remarkable improvements in brain function with calibrated oxygen treatments inside hyperbaric chambers. While treating stroke patients with hyperbaric oxygen is nothing new, the fact that it can be effective after so many years is an exciting new development according to specialists at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center. Jim Drury went to see the therapy demonstrated.
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Stroke Risk May Rise When Temps Drop

Stroke Risk May Rise When Temps Drop

AP (Feb. 12, 2014) Cloudy with a chance of stroke? A new study found there may be a link between certain weather, including cold temperatures, and the risk of suffering a stroke. (Feb. 12) Video provided by AP
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How to Communicate With Children

How to Communicate With Children

Howdini (June 21, 2012) Do you find yourself asking your children to do the same things over and over again, but your words seem to go in one ear and out the other? Wonder if they even made it in the first ear? Communication expert Alexa Fischer shares a few simple guidelines to grab their attention and make the connection!
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