Stroke

Drinking Two or More Diet Sodas Daily Can Significantly Increase Postmenopausal Women’s Risks for Heart Attacks or Strokes

Diet sodas and drinks with artificial sweeteners were introduced as a healthier alternative to sugar and were meant to combat some of the harmful health effects of sugar such as obesity and diabetes. These drinks have been marketed heavily in the United States and worldwide and have become widely accepted to the point that one …

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Heart Attack from the Flu? How Common Infections Can Trigger Heart Attacks and Strokes

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and we are being constantly reminded of all the well-known heart disease risk-factors such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. However, did you know that common infections like the flu, urinary tract infections (UTIs), sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, oral infections like gingivitis, viral infections like herpes or hepatitis, bacterial …

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U.S. Study Finds Significant Gender and Racial Disparities in Secondary Stroke Preventative Measures

At the 2019 International Stroke Conference in Hawaii, researchers from the University of Kansas School of Medicine presented data they have been analyzing since 2015, of 18,269 stroke patients in the United States. For each patient, they noted: exercise, diet, smoking cessation, body mass index, blood pressure, medication use, and alcohol intake. The researchers concluded …

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