In the fall of 2011, Abby Anderson, Blake Ephraim, Madeline Mudd and Molly Ogden were among several thousand freshmen starting high school in the Kansas City area. Then came a traumatic series of events, all in a two-year span. Each suffered a massive stroke.
Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to No. 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time this decade that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 800,000 people each year. Timely access to lifesaving treatments and rehabilitation are critical to improve outcomes for patients.
Getting a CT scan of the brain within 24 hours of a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a non-disabling stroke can predict when patients will be at the highest risk of another stroke or when symptoms may worsen, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
A study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that an interactive computer program called ‘Embedded Arts’ is safe and well-tolerated by patients receiving occupational, recreational or physical therapy.
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.