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Mayo Clinic Radio: Childhood cancer awareness / Ken Burns / Does aspirin prevent heart attack and stroke?
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There are four words no parent or family ever wants to hear: Your child has cancer.?Families facing pediatric cancer experience a wide range of emotions, often feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, helpless or hopeless.?And each family member may experience different emotions at different times, making it difficult to navigate and support each other. These and related […]

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Adding folate to blood pressure medication reduces stroke
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A study in China found that people with high blood pressure had fewer strokes if they took a folate supplement with their medication. The benefit is greatest in those people who don't get adequate folate from their diets. To continue reading this …

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Lower Blood Pressure Reduces First Stroke Risk: Study
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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Keeping the top number in a blood pressure reading below 140 helps reduce the risk of stroke in healthy people 60 and older, according to a new study. The findings challenge a report published last year in …

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Stroke patients miss cholesterol-lowering targets
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Of nearly 195,000 who'd already had a stroke or TIA in the past, more than 106,000 had high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in their blood. (During the study period, experts were advising that LDL levels be kept below 100 milligrams …

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Cholesterol Drug Halves Heart Attack and Stroke in Early Test
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BARCELONA — An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals cut roughly in half the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday. The result is not conclusive, because the …

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Stroke: Managing blood pressure after ischemic stroke
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How should blood pressure be managed in the acute care of stroke patients? We put the question to three stroke specialists: Cathy Sila, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, William Powers, MD, of the University of North …

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Keeping Blood Pressure Low Halves Risk of Second Stroke: Study
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THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Controlling blood pressure after suffering a stroke can reduce the odds of having another stroke by more than half, a new study finds. But fewer than one-third of patients maintain a consistently low blood …

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Blood pressure in gray area? You're still facing stroke risk
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Nearly one-third of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it's not under control, it can lead to heart damage, stroke and even death. Now new research suggests anyone with blood pressure …

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Even Slightly Higher BP May Raise Stroke Risk
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WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure has long been pegged as a risk factor for stroke, but a new analysis suggests that even slightly elevated blood pressure levels raise the odds of suffering a stroke. The sweeping review …

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