What Are the Stroke Risks for Women with AFib?

Written by Karen Shackelford | Published on February 17, 2015 Medically Reviewed by George T. Krucik, MD, MBA on February 17, 2015 Learn why women with AFib are at higher risk for stroke. Those with irregular heart rate, known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), are at greater risk for a stroke than those with a regular
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Stroke Risk Factors You Can Control

Written by Stephanie Pierce | Published on February 18, 2014 Medically Reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA on February 18, 2014 If you’re one of the 2.7 million Americans living with atrial fibrillation, learn about ways you can reduce your risk of stroke by making key lifestyle changes and managing related conditions such as high
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TOP FIVE MYTHS ABOUT FOOT HEALTH TO STOP BELIEVING:

“IT CAN’T BE BROKEN BECAUSE I CAN MOVE IT.” False. You can walk with certain kinds of fractures. Common examples include breaks in the smaller, outer bone of the lower leg, small chip fractures of the foot or ankle bones, and the often-neglected fracture of the toe. “IF YOU BREAK A TOE, IMMEDIATE CARE ISN’T
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Stroke Rate Surging in Young Adults and Kids

By Sarah Samaan, MD, FACC | Published 28-Feb-2011 MRI of a brain after a stroke When someone is having a stroke, they will often experience weakness, numbness, or both, on one side of the body. The face may droop on one side, speech may be garbled, and the person may seem confused. Any of these
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10 Common Symptoms of a Stroke

A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a scary experience. It occurs when the blood supply to the brain is impeded or cut off completely due to lack of blood flow (or ischemia), blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism), or a brain hemorrhage. As a result, the brains stops functioning normally and oftentimes the muscles in the
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