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Hispanics born outside U.S. more likely to die from cardiovascular diseases

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Hispanics born abroad who now live in the United States have higher odds of dying from cardiovascular diseases than U.S.-born Hispanics, a new study shows.

The findings suggest Hispanics born outside the United States — who make up about a third of all U.S. Hispanics […]

Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

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Cyteria Knight spent more than a quarter-century caring for others as a social worker. Then a stroke forced her to become the patient.

Knight was visiting her daughter Raquanza Miller in Pineville, North Carolina, on Jan. 17 when she suddenly passed out. Susan Miller, Knight’s partner […]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Longtime North Carolina caregiver becomes patient after stroke

Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients

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Time is brain. That’s the mantra of physicians who warn that those with stroke symptoms need immediate medical attention.

The sooner a stroke is treated, the greater the possibility of saving brain cells and achieving recovery.

Now, about a dozen hospitals nationwide are evaluating and treating patients […]

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Mobile stroke units designed to quickly reach, treat patients

North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

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Jasmine Harris had a stroke six months before her high school graduation.

It started with a headache a couple days before Christmas. The family from Raleigh, North Carolina, had spent the day volunteering so her mother, La’Wana Harris, assumed her 17-year-old daughter was just tired.

But the […]

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina mom becomes caregiver after teen daughter’s stroke

New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While heart disease and stroke — and deaths from those diseases — have declined in the United States in recent decades, those advances have not been shared equally in the African-American community. A panel of experts has been trying to find out why.

The result is […]

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans

Another risk identified from ‘stress diabetes’ — and a possible new way to measure it

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A condition known as stress hyperglycemia, sometimes called “stress diabetes,” can occur temporarily after a heart attack or stroke. Even in non-diabetic patients, blood glucose levels may spike during recovery. Such spikes are problematic: People diagnosed with acute stress hyperglycemia are more likely to die […]

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Another risk identified from ‘stress diabetes’ — and a possible new way to measure it

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

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Like many teenagers, Jillian Marks had a flair for the dramatic as she navigated adolescence. Then she encountered real drama, provided by a word that young people don’t expect to hear: stroke.

“I do tend to overreact,” said Jillian, a sophomore at the State University of […]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

Office pop-in comes at just the right time for Washington man having stroke

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Television producer Lane Ficke was chatting with videographer Dave Gordon about plans for the next day when Gordon suddenly stopped talking mid-sentence.

“His face just scrunched up and then he turned and stared at his computer,” Ficke said.

Ficke initially thought Gordon was playing a joke, and […]

October 12th, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Office pop-in comes at just the right time for Washington man having stroke

Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between

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Belinda De La Rosa was driving to a doctor’s appointment for what she thought was tennis elbow. A nagging pain in her left arm had been bothering her for days.

She happened to be passing a hospital on that day in 1997 when the […]

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, multicultural, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between