Apr 5, 2014 — About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.
Apr 3, 2014 — A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.
Mar 31, 2014 — There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.
Mar 22, 2014 — Fat-free products exploded onto the market in the 1990s. Did they change how you eat? We want to know. Tell us how the era influenced your eating habits and share your views on low-fat diets.
Mar 20, 2014 — New advice to reduce heart attacks and strokes could more than double the number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statins to 56 million. The expansion could cost as much as $7 billion a year.
Mar 19, 2014 — Acting fast can be key to preventing permanent damage from a stroke. But many women don't realize that face or arm numbness, speech trouble or abrupt, severe headache can mean it's time to call 911.
Mar 13, 2014 — An analysis of research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs shows that most side effects are no more common with them than with placebo drugs. But statins can raise the risk of diabetes.
Feb 27, 2014 — One-third of people who have strokes when they're young struggle with disability and loss of independence nine years later, a study finds. About 10 percent of strokes hit people under 50.
Feb 7, 2014 — Women's reduced ability to recover physically after a stroke may have big effects on their quality of life. Researchers don't know why women don't fare as well as men after strokes, but they say it's a topic in need of attention.
Feb 6, 2014 — Women face a higher risk of stroke than men. But until now there haven't been guidelines specific to women for managing the risk. New recommendations say women should start thinking about reducing their stroke risk early on, when they're thinking about getting pregnant or avoiding pregnancy.