Tag: stroke risk factors

2018 MMM Index

Index key: Subject (Month, page number)
Aging

Study Finds Older Adults More Likely to Overshare Than Younger People (Jan., p2)
What to Know About Rekindling Romance (Feb., p7)
Sad, Serious Life Events May Speed Up Aging of the Body and Brain (June p2)
When it Comes to Improving Thinking and
Memory,

5. Reducing the Risk of Common Conditions

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes represent a major health problem in the United States. They account for approximately 86 percent of all healthcare costs and are frequently associated with a significant reduc-tion in quality of life. The CDC reports that roughly half of

Traumatic Brain Injury— A Major Risk Factor for Stroke

Aknock on the head that causes even minor traumatic brain injury (TBI) may significantly increase risk of a future stroke, according to new research published in the June 26, 2013 online issue of the journal Neurology.

TBI affects an estimated 1.7 million Americans every year, 80 percent of whom are adults

From the Editor: Be Proactive About Guarding Against Stroke

In this month’s issue, we’re looking at how stroke rehabilitation can help stroke survivors regain some of the function that may be lost due to the brain damage caused by stroke. Medical research has made significant advances when it comes to identifying the people most vulnerable to stroke, and treating

4. The Harms of High Blood Pressure

There’s a good reason why high blood pressure is called the “silent killer.” Yet, while hypertension remains insidious, it is stealthily damaging your arteries, and also the organs and other tissues that rely on the blood that these vessels deliver to them.
Damage to Your Arteries
Atherosclerosis
Hypertension contributes to atherosclerosis, or “hardening”

What Causes Strokes—and 6 Ways to Prevent Them

What Causes Strokes—and 6 Ways to Prevent Them

A stroke occurs in the brain, but it can affect your body from head to toe. What causes strokes is a partial or total interruption of the blood supply to your brain. Suffering a stroke can be fatal, or it can cause brain damage, paralysis, and other complications.

“A stroke’s possible

6 Steps for Preventing Stroke

A stroke occurs in the brain, but it can affect your body from head to toe. A stroke is caused by a partial or total interruption of the blood supply to your brain. Suffering a stroke can be fatal, or it can cause brain damage, paralysis, and other complications.

“A stroke’s

Slash Your Stroke Risk by Addressing Crucial Modifiable Risk Factors

Around 750,000 people have a stroke every year, and of these, 5 to 14 percent will have a second stroke within 12 months. Many of the risk factors for stroke can be mitigated with simple lifestyle changes—according to the American Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable. However, research

Hemorrhagic Stroke: Why It Happens, How It’s Treated

While ischemic stroke (the type that is caused by a blood clot blocking blood flow in the brain) accounts for nearly 90 percent of strokes, hemorrhagic stroke, which occurs due to bleeding in the brain, is even more deadly. “It is less treatable than ischemic stroke,” confirms neurologist Stanley Tuhrim,

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