To prevent stroke in women, start young

Main Point: Stroke risk in women begins in young adulthood, according to a guideline synopsis. Published in: Annals of Internal

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Eating more fruits, vegetables may cut stroke risk worldwide

Main Point: Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of stroke worldwide, according to a new analysis of

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Only about half of strokes may be attributable to known causative risk factors

Main Points: A large proportion of strokes may not be attributable to known causative risk factors, according to a study

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Specialized Ambulance Improves Treatment Time For Stroke

Main Points: Using an ambulance that included a computed tomography (CT) scanner, point-of-care laboratory, telemedicine connection and a specialized prehospital

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Study Examines Patient Preferences For Emergency Treatment of Stroke

Main Points: The majority of adults surveyed indicated they would want administration of clot-dissolving medications if incapacitated by a stroke,

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Quality Improvement Program Helps Lower Risk of Bleeding, Death Following Stroke

Main Points: In a study that included more than 71,000 stroke patients, implementation of a quality initiative was associated with

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Insomnia may significantly increase stroke risk

Main Points: Insomnia may significantly increase your risk of stroke and subsequent stroke hospitalizations. The risk was highest — up

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

Main Points: People recovering from serious strokes should be given access to palliative care. Palliative care—which focuses on minimizing suffering

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Main Points: Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more

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Older, active, confident stroke caregivers are happiest

Main Points: Stroke caregivers were happier when they continued to enjoy their own hobbies and interests. Caregivers were less happy

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