Stroke

An expecting mother is examined by a midwife during a home visit in Free Union, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Blood clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy

Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth — twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds. Strokes are […]

02/13/2014

Jan. 21, 2014: Tourists walk through the snow-covered Empty Sky Memorial at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans. Cold weather, high humidity and big daily temperature […]

02/12/2014

Denise Miller on her front porch Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Southington, Ohio. Miller suffered a stroke last year that fooled doctors at two Northeast Ohio hospitals before it was finally diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic. She was 36 and had no traditional risk factors.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, […]

02/07/2014

(Former NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter - AP file photo)

Astronaut Scott Carpenter recovering from stroke

VAIL, Colo. (AP) – Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, is recovering from a stroke. Patty Carpenter tells the Vail Daily her 88-year-old husband had a stroke last week and has been […]

09/29/2013

Zombie CPR gets the point across (video)

Have you been “bitten” by the zombie craze?  Canadians have crafted a new public service announcement on CPR using the mindless walking dead. It’s titled “The Undeading,” where a horde of zombies performs CPR on […]

10/05/2012

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