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One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke”

One in three U.S. adults may have had a “mini-stroke” Experts urge immediate action for stroke symptoms About 35 percent of people who answered a new survey said they’ve had at least one symptom of a “mini- stroke” – also known as transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a warning stroke — according to new research from the American Stroke Association.
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Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink

Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink Study shows diet drinks linked to tripled risks of stroke, dementia Reaching for artificially sweetened options can help cut calories, but according to a new study, you may want to rethink that diet drink. The study showed that adults who reported drinking one or more artificially sweetened beverages…
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Flu: Are you protected?

Flu: Are you protected? Doctors say it’s not too late to get the flu shot When it comes to addressing health concerns, sooner rather than later is best; when it comes to flu shots, better late than never also rings true. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs

New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs Should you start taking a statin too? New research shows more people than previously thought may benefit from taking statins — even those without heart disease. This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its recommendations for these cholesterol-lowering medications. The new guidelines suggest people ages 40-75…
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Beer me: Can booze help heart health?

Beer me: Can booze help heart health? Study shows alcohol may have cholesterol benefits Moderate drinkers could experience some heart health benefits from having a daily brewski. A new American Heart Association study suggests drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may slow the decline of a protector of your heart—good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks

Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks Researchers look closely at the link between age, pregnancy and stroke If you’re pregnant and under age 35, you could have a higher risk of stroke during and after your pregnancy compared to your non-pregnant counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
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