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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017

Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes May Be Preventable Each Year

May 15, 2017 — Many patients with an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, are not receiving recommended blood thinning medication they need to prevent strokes, according to a new ... read more

Combining Risk Scores Improves Decision-Making Process for AFib Patients and Physicians

May 11, 2017 — By combining a patient's traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score, physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient's individual risk of stroke, ... read more

Ultrasound for Children With Broken Arms: Accurate, Faster, Less Painful Than X-Rays

May 8, 2017 — Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely, and associated with low levels of pain and high caregiver ... read more

Teens and Adolescents Who Consume Too Much Salt Show Unhealthy Changes to Blood Vessels

May 4, 2017 — Findings of a new study suggest adolescents who consume too much salt have measurable changes in their blood vessels associated with early signs of cardiovascular disease in ... read more

May 3, 2017 — Flying a stroke specialist by helicopter to a nearby stroke patient for emergency care is feasible, saves money and, most importantly, gets critical care to patients faster than transporting the ... read more

Golden Years Are Longer and Healthier for Those With Good Heart Health in Middle Age

May 1, 2017 — People who have better cardiovascular health in middle age live longer and spend fewer of their later years with chronic illnesses of all types. They also save money on healthcare ... read more

Stroke Prevention May Also Reduce Dementia

May 1, 2017 — Ontario's stroke prevention strategy appears to have had an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors. A new paper is the first to ... read more

One in Three American Adults May Have Had a Warning Stroke

May 1, 2017 — About one in three American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or 'mini' stroke, but almost none -- 3 percent -- took the recommended ... read more

Diagnosing and Treating Alzheimer's, Dementia at Home Could Be Key for Rural, Low-Income Populations

May 1, 2017 — The lack of easily accessible, culturally proficient, and gerontology-trained providers creates a unique challenge for older adults in rural communities. Providing earlier cognitive assessment to ... read more

Unemployment Associated With 50% Higher Risk of Death in Heart Failure Patients

Apr. 30, 2017 — Not being employed linked with greater likelihood of death than history of diabetes or ... read more

Nanoparticles Can Travel from Lungs to Blood, Possibly Explaining Risks to Heart

Apr. 26, 2017 — Tiny particles in air pollution have been associated with cardiovascular disease, which can lead to premature death. But how particles inhaled into the lungs can affect blood vessels and the heart ... read more

Genes Associated With Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of ... read more

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

Apr. 24, 2017 — Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new ... read more

Methadone May Reduce Need for Opioids After Surgery

Apr. 24, 2017 — Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — NDP1, a signaling molecule made from DHA, can trigger the production of a protective protein against toxic free radicals and injury in the brain and retina, research shows for the first ... read more

Immune Discovery Points to Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery

Apr. 20, 2017 — Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the ... read more

Drug Created from Malaria Parasite Shows Promise as Bladder Cancer Treatment

Apr. 20, 2017 — A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumor growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments, report ... read more

Trans Fat Bans Lessen Health Risks, Research Suggests

Apr. 14, 2017 — People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new ... read more

Aspirin Therapy May Not Help Patients With Peripheral Vascular Disease, Researchers Find

Apr. 12, 2017 — Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease, an analysis has ... read more

First Systemic Evidence for Safety of tPA in Stroke Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Apr. 11, 2017 — Adult patients with sickle cell disease who experience a stroke caused by a clot (i.e., ischemic strokes) can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator if they qualify, report ... read more

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