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Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart

Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart Weight fluctuations linked to greater heart risks For people with heart disease, constantly losing and gaining weight like a yo-yo is associated with doubling your risks of heart attack, stroke and even death, according to new research. “This study agrees with what we already know about the effects of…
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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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Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor

Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor Ascension Seton Heart Institute’s George P. Rodgers, MD, awarded Distinguished Fellowship Award George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Fellowship Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his contributions to the…
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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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Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug

Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug Investigational drug could save lives of patients with life-threatening bleeding from popular blood thinners An Ascension Seton researcher has helped develop an investigational new drug that works as an antidote to the most popular new class of blood thinners – and, if approved, could be a…
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Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises

Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises New study findings about blood pressure during pregnancy Pregnant women experience a number of changes linked to their pregnancies. But in some cases, pregnancy can reveal hidden health issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol that could lead to more serious heart problems. A…
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Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits

Whole Grains, Whole Lotta Benefits Whole grain foods linked to lower death risks Eating whole grains is associated with lower risks of dying from certain conditions, according to new research published in the journal Circulation. The research, an analysis of 14 major studies that included a total of 786,076…
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Stroke Symptoms? Think FAST, Experts Say

Stroke Symptoms? Think FAST, Experts Say Ascension Seton experts urge Central Texans to learn how to recognize stroke symptoms If you’re with someone who may be having a stroke right now, do you know what symptoms to look for? Here’s a hint: you have to think FAST. “Nearly 2 million brain cells…
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Experts Combat Stroke With New Research

Experts Combat Stroke With New Research Central Texas Becoming Widely Recognized for Advancing Treatments Experts from across the globe gather this week in Spain to learn some of the latest stroke research from leaders of the new Ascension Seton Dell Medical School Stroke Institute and the medical school. Steven Warach MD, medical director of the…
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