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Stroke

There’s a common misconception that you need less sleep as you age. While lots of studies have dismissed that—sleep is essential for brain health, as well as allowing the body more time to restore itself—another study chimes in with some observed effects of poor sleep. Seniors who had disrupted sleep were more likely to have […]

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Shingles? Guard Your Heart

December 23, 2015

Another study has linked shingles with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke (as well as other health events). It’s not the first, but this one did more to control for preexisting susceptibility. It’s good information for patients: when you get an outbreak of shingles, your risk of a heart attack and stroke (and […]

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Previous studies have shown that 30-somethings are at a higher risk for stroke than most people think—and that they shouldn’t ignore the signs, and should be familiar with F.A.S.T. (Facial symmetry, Arm (can you lift them both?), Speech, Time). Here’s something else to be aware of: young people are at a higher risk for heart […]

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Be Happy, Be Healthy

January 12, 2015

Looking to support your cardiovascular health this year? It’s not all health food and exercise: people who have optimistic outlooks have better heart health—regardless of other health factors, like liver disease, or even mental illness. And its not just your heart—good cardiovascular health also means that optimistic people have a lower risk of stroke. A […]

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Depression creates an increased risk of heart disease—even if it’s just moderate. A study found that ten years on, participants who had been depressed developed a 40% increased risk for heart disease. Poor cholesterol, high blood pressure… and eventually, a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke. And if that depression is keeping you […]

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