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Rachel MacDonald

Articles by Rachel MacDonald

How to Quickly Identify Stroke

Stroke is an emergency situation. The degree of brain function lost depends on the type of stroke, its location, and in most cases, how quickly it is treated. Yet, only 40 percent of Americans can recognize the major symptoms of a stroke. The other 60 percent may have a vague … Read More

Defining Heart Failure

The American Heart Association (AHA) defines heart failure as a condition in which the heart does not pump blood as efficiently as it should. As a result, the heart cannot keep up with its workload, preventing the body from getting enough oxygen to operate normally. In some cases, the heart … Read More

Alzheimer’s Warning Signs

To help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and to distinguish them from normal memory lapses, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed a checklist of common symptoms, Here are three of them. Short-Term Memory Loss For most people, memory loss is the first noticeable sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Early in … Read More
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