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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke at 24 changed her personality – in a good way

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

If a job interview was coming up, or maybe a speech in front of a crowd, Brianne Cassidy was a mess for days.

She hardly ate. Or slept. Knowing she’d be the center of attention “totally freaked me out,” she admits.

Then came the 180-degree change in […]

April 30th, 2015|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Volunteer marks stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

Teri Ackerson finished a Memorial Day run last year in preparation for her first marathon. She went home for a shower, then went for a coffee with her teenage son, Parker. It was then that her left arm suddenly went numb, her face drooped on the left side and […]

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteer marks stroke anniversary with ‘Today’ show interview

Simple Science @Heart: Vitamin D-rich foods may lower stroke risk in Japanese-Americans

More milk, salmon, egg yolks and other foods rich in vitamin D could lower your chances of having a stroke.

According to a recent study, Japanese-American men who consumed such foods were less likely to suffer from stroke later in life. In fact, those who did not report eating foods […]

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Simple Science @Heart: Worst headache of your life could be a stroke — get to the ER!

A sudden, severe headache — so powerful it’s like a thunderclap inside your head — is a classic symptom of a less common type of stroke.

Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is a bleeding stroke. Survivors often describe the “thunderclap headache” as “the worst headache of my life.” It occurs most […]

May 3rd, 2012|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Simple Science @Heart: Worst headache of your life could be a stroke — get to the ER!