Stroke

Healing Through Music

Music therapy may be more than “music to the ears” for stroke survivors. It can: Improve your balance and gait as well as speech,...

Young Women Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men

Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people...

Stroke Risk Doubles for African Americans Who Smoke

Stroke risk more than doubles for African Americans who smoke compared to their nonsmoking peers, according to a new study. "That risk becomes higher as...

The Day the Blood Vessel Burst in Her Brain

As a caretaker for her aging and ailing parents, Deborah Brown took on many responsibilities. At work, she dealt with extreme cases of child...

Racial Gap in Who Gets Critical Stroke Treatments

Black and Hispanic people having a stroke are less likely than their white counterparts to get treatments proved to reduce death and improve quality...

My Mother Is Speechless: I Must Lift My Voice

The Malveaux family and about 200 guests celebrated my mom’s ninth decade on the planet on May 5, 2018. Her birthday was in February,...

Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors Rise as Menopause Approaches

The severity of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke appears to increase more rapidly in the years leading up to menopause—especially among...

John Singleton’s Fatal Stroke Spotlights Black Americans’ Hypertension Risk

Filmmaker John Singleton was hailed for his ability to portray black Americans' lives on screen. His death drew attention to one of the biggest...

Are You at Risk for a Stroke?

Everyone we know has someone within their circle of family and friends that has had a stroke. Unfortunately, African Americans are more impacted by...

Meet Stroke Survivor Willie Leftwich!

Meet Willie Leftwich! Ten years ago, this thriving and accomplished engineer, attorney and potter suffered a catastrophic stroke. At the time he fell ill,...

How Race Affects Stroke Care

When it comes to stroke care, minorities may be less likely than their white counterparts to receive life-saving measures, such as clot-busting therapy or...

R&B Talent Manager’s Life-Changing Stroke

When Cory Taylor woke up feeling numb on his right side, he initially thought he’d just slept on it funny. He was a busy man...

Don’t Raise Your Stroke Risk

Diets high in saturated fats, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol have been linked to stroke. Your lifestyle choices can affect your chances of having a...

Mind Your High Blood Pressure Risks

Stroke and dementia are more likely to affect people with high blood pressure. Understand the links and learn what you can do to minimize...

Exercise Can Improve Brain Function After Stroke

Structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke survivors, according to research presented Wednesday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference...

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