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Go Mediterranean after menopause: Good for more than your heart, the diet is linked to better bone density and higher muscle mass

Keep your bones strong and healthy even after menopause by eating a Mediterranean diet.

Strokes Decline, But Only in Men

Strokes are a horrible, life-threatening event in which either a blockage in the brain cuts off blood flow and deprives cells in that area of oxygen or, less commonly, a blood vessel in the brain bursts spilling blood into the brain to much the same effect. They can leave victims temporarily or permanently disabled, or result in death. While overall stroke rates in the United States have been dropping over the last 20 years or so, this decline is not necessarily equal in all populations across the board.

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Elevated homocysteine levels increase risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia

Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the nation, claims over 610,000 lives a year in the United States. Stroke exacts a grim toll as well, killing over 130,000 people. And, over 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Recent studies suggest that one specific factor – elevated blood levels of a substance known as homocysteine – may be behind this trio of devastating conditions.

Does Ethnicity Play a Role in Heart, Stroke & Diabetes Risks?

We hear a lot about ‘race’ these days, generally in cases of biased, activism, discrimination and so on. Personally, I do not like using the term race as it is inaccurate, misleading and often racist in its connotation. We are all ONE race – the human race!

In 1995, Robert Lee Hotz, reported in the Feb. 20 issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Heart Attack or Stroke?

It can happen to you, or right in front of you. What is the difference? What do you do?…

By David A. Steenblock, MS, DO

A heart attack occurs from blockage of the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart. This usually causes chest pain on one’s left side, and the left arm or neck. The pain is constant and may go from a dull ache to a more sharp pain in the left chest with exertion or stress. Nausea may be present as well.

If you are having CHEST PAIN , NAUSEA and/or SWEATING call 911 and go to the nearest emergency room for medical care!

Tainted cancer drugs can cause stroke as nationwide recall is expanded

A diagnosis of cancer is devastating. But cancer sufferers who have followed medical provider advice to undergo treatment with so-called cancer-fighting drugs may have unknowingly been exposed to the additional risk of stroke or other life-threatening medical event