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19 Jul

High Out-of-Pocket Costs For Childbirth, Even With Insurance

Giving birth in the U.S. now costs nearly $19,000 and insured patients are responsible for paying about $3,000 of that bill, researchers say.

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21 Sep
Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia Get Screened for Stroke Risk

Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia Get Screened for Stroke Risk

Too few children with sickle cell anemia are getting the recommended screening tests for stroke, a common complication of this disease, a new government report finds.

W...

20 Sep
Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

New research suggests that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may trigger more than just psychiatric complications: Adults...

01 Sep
Could Your Blood Type Raise Your Odds for Stroke?

Could Your Blood Type Raise Your Odds for Stroke?

The risk of suffering a stroke at an early age may depend partly on a person's blood type, a large study suggests.

When it comes to the risk of

30 Aug
COVID Vaccine Won't Raise Stroke Risk

COVID Vaccine Won't Raise Stroke Risk

COVID-19 vaccines do not increase your risk for stroke, new research shows, but severe COVID infection does, and experts hope the finding will ease the concerns of those who are hesitant to get the shot.

“We now know that patients who've had a vaccine are not at higher...

17 Aug
Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

A smartphone video could detect a blocked blood vessel in your neck that could cause a stroke, a new study suggests.

The American Heart Association says videos may provide a non-invasive way to screen people who are at risk of stroke.

Nearly 87% of strokes are the...

10 Aug
A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds.

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26 Jul
Dangerous A-Fib Can Follow Many Surgeries

Dangerous A-Fib Can Follow Many Surgeries

A potentially dangerous change in heart rhythm is common after surgeries that don't involve the heart, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

Dr. Konstantinos Siontis and colleagues studied patients who had

25 Jul
Most Post-Stroke Depression Still Goes Untreated

Most Post-Stroke Depression Still Goes Untreated

While depression is common after a stroke, most stroke patients who need mental health care aren't getting the help they need, new research reveals.

Roughly one in three stroke victims have depression. But about two-thirds of those received no mental health treatment. Pa...

15 Jul
Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

Memory loss is a common symptom after a stroke, but there's hope for some that those memories could return.

A new study from Norway examined 86 patients with relatively mild strokes and found many had improved mental functioning after 12 weeks.

"Our study shows th...

14 Jul
Depression Can Follow Stroke, But It Often Precedes It, Too

Depression Can Follow Stroke, But It Often Precedes It, Too

While many people suffer from depression after a stroke, a new study suggests depression often occurs beforehand and may be a warning sign.

"The study undersc...

30 Jun
Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

If you survive cancer, you're more apt to have heart trouble later on, a new study shows.

Researchers found that compared to others, cancer survivors had a 42% greater risk of heart dis...

29 Jun
Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need...

02 Jun
Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

Racial disparities in health outcomes persist in the United States, with Black and Hispanic Americans more likely to die within a month after a bleeding stroke than white Americans, a new study shows.

"We've known that there are disparities in death from stroke among rac...

26 Apr
U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

It seemed a simple prospect - take a low-dose baby aspirin tablet once a day and reduce your risk of ever suffering a heart attack or stroke.

But new science has shown it's not that simple.

Noting the drug's risk of dangerous bleeding, the nation's leading panel of...

26 Apr
Women Less Likely Than Men to Return to Work After Severe Stroke

Women Less Likely Than Men to Return to Work After Severe Stroke

Women are less likely than men to head back to their jobs after recovering from a severe stroke, but researchers say the reasons for that difference are unclear.

"Returning to work after a severe stroke is a sign of successful

11 Apr
Sitting Tai Chi Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

Sitting Tai Chi Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

Sitting tai chi provides stroke survivors with recovery benefits similar to those achieved with standard rehabilitation, a new study finds.

07 Feb
Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

"We are ...

03 Feb
A Better Clot-Buster Drug When Strokes Attack?

A Better Clot-Buster Drug When Strokes Attack?

A newer type of "clot-busting" medication might be safer than the one long used for treating strokes, a preliminary study hints.

Researchers found that among nearly 7,900 stroke sufferers, those treated with the drug -- called tenecteplase -- were less likely to suffer l...

03 Feb
Stroke Rate Rises Among Young Americans, Even as It Declines for Seniors

Stroke Rate Rises Among Young Americans, Even as It Declines for Seniors

Although there's been a marked decline in rates of stroke among older adults over the past 30 years, growing numbers of young Americans are having strokes.

Obesity may be one reason why, experts sa...

03 Feb
Almost All Americans Are Now Within 1 Hour of Good Stroke Care

Almost All Americans Are Now Within 1 Hour of Good Stroke Care

Nine in 10 Americans -- 91% -- live within an hour of lifesaving stroke care, researchers say.

That's up from about 80% a decade ago, due to an increase in hospitals with specialized staff, tools and resources, as well as expanded use of

03 Feb
Stroke Risk Highest for Older COVID Patients Soon After Diagnosis

Stroke Risk Highest for Older COVID Patients Soon After Diagnosis

Stroke is a possible complication of COVID-19, and researchers say they now know when that risk is highest.

A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the risk of COVID-related

03 Feb
Young Pot Smokers May Be at Higher Odds for Repeat Strokes

Young Pot Smokers May Be at Higher Odds for Repeat Strokes

Young adult pot smokers who've suffered a stroke are more likely to have another stroke if they keep toking, a new study finds.

Research has already linked heavy cannabis use with an in...

01 Feb
Blood Pressure Crises Sending More Americans to the ER

Blood Pressure Crises Sending More Americans to the ER

Hospitalizations for dangerously high blood pressure more than doubled in the United States from 2002 to 2014, new research shows.

This jump in hospitalizations for what's called a "

27 Jan
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Finding the right medication for rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, and a newer pill against the disease carries higher risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer than older RA drugs, a new clinical trial confirms.

The study was mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...

25 Jan
Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds.

Of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, 10% to 15% are adults age 45 or younger, according to the American Heart Associ...

13 Jan
Could Binge Drinking Set Your Heart Rhythm Off-Kilter?

Could Binge Drinking Set Your Heart Rhythm Off-Kilter?

Binge drinking on Super Bowl Sunday or other special occasions could put you at risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), even if you've never had it, researchers warn in a new study.

"Worldwide, alcohol is the most popularly consumed...

07 Jan
Pot Use Raises Risks After Severe Form of Stroke

Pot Use Raises Risks After Severe Form of Stroke

If you have any risk factors for stroke and you like to smoke pot, a new study suggests you should stop toking.

Researchers found that people with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, a rare, severe type of

22 Dec
COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death for Americans and has shortened life expectancy by nearly two years, a drop not seen since World War II, a new government report shows.

Life expectancy dropped from 78.8 in 20...

20 Dec
Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

If your children struggle with their weight, new research suggests they may also suffer from diseases once seen only in adults.

Stiffening of the arteries, which can lead to early heart attacks and strokes, and type 2 diabetes were found in many of the more than 600 obes...

16 Dec
Global Rate of Stroke Cases, Deaths Still Too High

Global Rate of Stroke Cases, Deaths Still Too High

While strokes and related deaths have declined in rich nations, they remain stubbornly high worldwide, a new study says.

Author Liyuan Han attributed the overall decreases to "better medical services in high-income countries, which may offer earlier detection of stroke r...

22 Nov
About 4 in 10 Stroke Survivors Who Smoke Don't Quit the Habit

About 4 in 10 Stroke Survivors Who Smoke Don't Quit the Habit

About 4 in 10 stroke survivors who were smokers still puff away after their stroke, which puts them at increased risk for another stroke or heart disease, a new study shows.

"If you told a stroke neurologist that 40% of their patients don't have their blood pressure cont...

19 Nov
Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Affect Dementia Risk in People With Diabetes

Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Affect Dementia Risk in People With Diabetes

Low-dose aspirin neither reduces nor increases the risk of dementia in adults with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

"This is reassuring that an increase in the risk of dementia is unlikely for the millions of people worldwide who regularly take aspirin to protect agai...

17 Nov
Could Coffee or Tea Lower Your Odds for Dementia and Stroke?

Could Coffee or Tea Lower Your Odds for Dementia and Stroke?

A few cups of your favorite brew -- coffee or tea -- each day might help keep stroke and dementia at bay, a large new study suggests.

For close to 14 years, scientists stacked up coffee and tea consumption against the risk of stroke and dementia among nearly 366,000 heal...

17 Nov
Too Often, Fatal Heart Attack or Stroke Is First Sign of Heart Trouble in Smokers

Too Often, Fatal Heart Attack or Stroke Is First Sign of Heart Trouble in Smokers

A fatal heart attack or stroke is often the first indication of heart disease in middle-aged smokers, according to a new study.

It also found that heart disease is the leading complication among smokers when compared with deaths from other causes -- including lung cancer...

15 Nov
Knowing Your A-Fib Triggers Could Help You Avoid It: Study

Knowing Your A-Fib Triggers Could Help You Avoid It: Study

People suffering from dangerous abnormal heart rhythms can take matters into their own hands and figure out what is triggering their episodes, researchers report.

Folks with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) were able to reduce their episodes of the irregular heartbeat by 40% ...

15 Nov
Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your Morning Cup of Coffee Can Affect Your Heart's Rhythms

Your daily cup of joe might be a quick pick-me-up, but it comes with a mixed bag of good and not-so-good effects on your health, a new study reports.

Drinking coffee helps people stay more active, but it also significantly robs some of sleep, researchers say.

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08 Nov
Vaping Worse Than Smoking for Boosting Odds for Stroke at Young Age

Vaping Worse Than Smoking for Boosting Odds for Stroke at Young Age

Adults who vape could suffer a stroke at least a decade younger than those who smoke tobacco, a new study has found.

E-cigarette users have a 15% higher risk of stroke at a younger age than traditional tobacco smokers, according to preliminary findings.

"The median...

08 Nov
Get Your Dietary Fat From Plants, Cut Your Stroke Risk

Get Your Dietary Fat From Plants, Cut Your Stroke Risk

People who get their dietary fat from olive oil rather than steak may help reduce their risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study suggests.

The study, of more than 100,000 health professionals, found that those who favored vegetable oils and other plant foods as th...

04 Nov
Could 'Brown Fat' Make Some Obese People Healthier?

Could 'Brown Fat' Make Some Obese People Healthier?

All body fat is not the same.

And a new study suggests that folks who have more of what's known as brown fat may have a lower risk of weight-related health problems, such as diabetes and high blood p...

28 Oct
Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults

Use of Ritalin, Other Stimulants Can Raise Heart Risks for Older Adults

ADHD medications are increasingly being prescribed to older adults, and they may cause a short-term spike in the risk of heart attack, stroke and arrhythmias, a large new study suggests.

Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Concerta and Adderall, are commonly used to ...

19 Oct
Still Too Few Women in Stroke Treatment Clinical Trials

Still Too Few Women in Stroke Treatment Clinical Trials

Men still outnumber women in stroke therapy clinical trials, which means women may end up receiving less effective treatment, researchers say.

For the new study, investigators analyzed 281 stroke trials that included at least 100 patients each and were conducted between ...

12 Oct
Expert Panel Backs Off Recommendation for Aspirin to Prevent Heart Trouble

Expert Panel Backs Off Recommendation for Aspirin to Prevent Heart Trouble

Most people shouldn't bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation's leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced Tuesday.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation ...

12 Oct
Clot-Busting Drugs Safe in Stroke Patients When Brain Aneurysm Hasn't Ruptured

Clot-Busting Drugs Safe in Stroke Patients When Brain Aneurysm Hasn't Ruptured

Clot-busting drugs may be safe for certain stroke patients with brain aneurysms that haven't ruptured, researchers say.

An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. In the new study, patients had suffered an ischemic stroke, which is caused by blocked blood flow...

04 Oct
Shape, Size of Brain Arteries May Predict Stroke Risk

Shape, Size of Brain Arteries May Predict Stroke Risk

The size and shape of the blood vessels in your brain may help predict your risk of an often-fatal type of stroke, called an aneurysm, a new study finds.

An aneurysm is a bulge in an artery wall.

"A subarachnoid hemorrhage is the most dangerous type of stroke and o...

29 Sep
AHA News: Her Husband Died of a Heart Attack, But This Former Nurse Didn't Recognize Her Own

AHA News: Her Husband Died of a Heart Attack, But This Former Nurse Didn't Recognize Her Own

Last October, Katherine Romano was cleaning her house when her neck started to hurt. She kept going, trying to complete her chores, until the pain shifted to her upper back.

"It was so terrible, it took my breath away," she said.

Resting didn't help. The pain moved...

28 Sep
AHA News: How Black Women Can Take Control of Their Blood Pressure

AHA News: How Black Women Can Take Control of Their Blood Pressure

Black women with high blood pressure may benefit from classes where they learn and practice skills to manage the condition, a small study finds.

In the United States, nearly 58% of Black women have high blood pressure compared to about 41% of white and Hispanic women, ac...

23 Sep
Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Common Hormone Disorder in Women Costs U.S. $8 Billion a Year

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) -- the most common hormone disorder in women of child-bearing age -- is costly.

In 2020, diagnosing and treating this disorder cost an estimated $8 billion in the United States, according to a

22 Sep
Sexual Assault Could Affect a Woman's Long-Term Brain Health

Sexual Assault Could Affect a Woman's Long-Term Brain Health

It's known that sexual assault affects a woman's physical and mental health. Now, researchers say these traumatic incidents may also harm her brain health.

A new study found that traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, may be linked to greater risk of dementia,...

21 Sep
Post-Stroke Rehab: There's a Sweet Spot in the Timing

Post-Stroke Rehab: There's a Sweet Spot in the Timing

After a stroke, the best time to work on regaining hand and arm use is 60 to 90 days later, according to a new clinical trial.

Starting intensive rehab at less than 30 days can be helpful, too, but waiting until six months can be too late for maximum benefit, said resear...

17 Sep
Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.

Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, resear...

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