Stroke Rehabilitation: The 2 Most Important Requirements

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends rehabilitation following a stroke, and has identified two components of rehabilitation programs that offer the greatest likelihood for success: Rehab programs that use a team approach, including the patient, their family, and a wide range of doctors, nurses, and therapists Communication and coordination between all members of the team…

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Blood Thinners Prevent Blood Clots But Also Pose Risks

Blood thinners keep clots from forming in your heart or blood vessels and can help prevent a heart attack and stroke. But because these drugs make it hard for you to stop bleeding, a minor injury can turn serious. Safety is important. Avoid contact sports and other activities where you’re likely to get hurt. Walk, swim,…

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Cholesterol: Making these Mistakes Will Get You Sick

Cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your body. If you understand where your numbers are and what…

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Stroke: Ways To Lower Your Risk

A stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot either ischemic  (blockage) or bursts (hemorrhagic). As a result, brain cells die.   Stroke Statistics Here are several scary statistics about stroke and its impact: Almost 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke every year,…

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