Dementia is the loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills to the extent that it seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Dementia is not a disease itself but a group of symptoms caused by certain diseases or conditions.
New findings suggest that breaking a sweat during regular physical activity may lower your risk of having a stroke.
Getting to the emergency room within the first few hours of recognizing stroke symptoms can help prevent permanent brain damage, but a new study finds that Blacks are only half as likely as Whites to get timely treatment.
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers in Washington state illegally sold tobacco to minors this year, up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010 and the highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report.
Although 4 out of 5 American families will be touched by stroke, more than a third of Americans cannot identify a single warning sign for stroke. A new ad series hopes to teach American’s the warning signs F.A.S.T.
Nine in 10 U.S. adults eat too much sodium. Most of it comes from common restaurant or grocery store items. Top sources of sodium in our diet? — Cold cuts, pizza, of course, but bread?
The bad news: Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the U.S. The good news: there’s much you can do to prevent heart disease. Here’s how . . .
[ October 11, 2010; 7:00 pm; ] Neurologist Aaron Heide, MD on the latest in stroke prevention and the remarkable advances that have been made in stroke recovery–Eastside Science Café Oct 11