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Stroke

Most Women Don't Know Stroke Symptoms

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

According to a national survey by The Ohio State University, most women don’t know their risk factors for stroke, or its symptoms. Investigators from the university’s Wexner Medical Center found … Read More→

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Stroke Rates Have Dropped 40% for People 65+

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 by researchers at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. The decline is greater than anticipated considering this population's risk factors for stroke. Not only that, but the drop applies to both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. The team also found that deaths resulting from stroke declined during the same period. The findings are published in the July 2014 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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Fewer Stroke Deaths Over Past 2 Decades

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do have a lower risk of dying from them according to a a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers and is published in the July 16th 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).