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High Out-of-Pocket Costs For Childbirth, Even With Insurance

Giving birth in the U.S. now costs nearly $19,000 and insured patients are responsible for paying about $3,000 of that bill, researchers say.

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Caregiving for Someone After a Stroke

When a loved one suffers a stroke, it can be a relief that they survived and are getting good care.

But recovery can take time for the patient.

Making sure they get the care they need can be a challenge for the spouse, grown child or other loved one who is providing that care at home.

Fortunately, resources exist to help you through this difficult time while taking the best c...

70 or Older? An Extra 500 Steps a Day Could Do Wonders for Your Heart

While the idea of getting 10,000 steps a day is bandied about as a good walking goal, that can be intimidating to some people, depending on how fit they are.

Now, new research in adults between the ages of 70 and 90 finds that a much smaller number of steps can make a difference in heart health.

It’s possible, according to researchers, that just 3,000 steps a day has benef...

Sen. John Fetterman Recovering After Depression Diagnosis

Sen. John Fetterman will continue to be away from the U.S. Senate for several weeks but he is on the "path to recovery," his spokesman said Monday.

The senator is being treated for clinical depression at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after checking himself in on Feb. 15.

“We understand the intense interest in John’s status and especially appreciate the flood of w...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Gives Big Boost to Arm Function After Stroke

It’s a brutal reality that confronts many recovering stroke patients: After six months or so of rehab, any arm and hand movement not yet restored is unlikely to return.

But new cutting-edge research aims to use electrical stimulation to jumpstart stroke-interrupted communication be...

Irregular Heartbeat: What Is It and How Do You Treat It?

Many things can make your heart skip a beat — the words to a song, a case of the nerves or a near car accident — but these temporary palpitations aren't usually cause for concern.

But much more serious, and sometimes deadly, things can throw off the heart’s rhythm, including dehydration, a history of heart disease or a heart defect. Medications, intense exertion or anxiety can also...

'Neuroprotectant' Drug Could Boost Outcomes After a Stroke

Using a "neuroprotectant" drug alongside the standard surgical removal of a clot may slash the risk of death and disability following a stroke, a new study finds.

The new medication, called ApTOLL, shields brain tissue from continuing damage by cooling down inflammation, the researchers said.

A stroke occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is blocked by a clot or when a ...

Many Stroke Survivors Have Ongoing Irregular Heart Rhythms

About 20% of people who survive what's called an ischemic stroke have irregular heart rhythms, which can lead to another stroke, researchers say.

But in cases where the stroke was caused by hardening of the arteries, patients aren't adequately monitored for atrial fibrillation (a-fib, the most common heart rhythm abnormality) after discharge, said lead study author

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  • Black Stroke Survivors Less Likely to Get Treated for Complications

    Having a stroke is a life-altering experience, and complications can crop up afterwards, but a new study finds the color of your skin may determine whether you are treated for them.

    In the year following a stroke, Black and Hispanic patients were not treated for common complications as often as white patients were, researchers found.

    "Black patients were less likely to receive...

    Caring for Teeth, Gums May Safeguard Aging Brains

    Taking good care of your teeth -- brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups -- is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it's also vital for brain health.

    While it was already clear that poor dental health could increase stroke and heart disease risk, a new study funds that adults who are genetically prone to have cavities, dentures and missing teeth are also more li...

    U.S. Stroke Deaths Fall, But New Rise in Strokes Is Likely

    U.S. stroke deaths have dramatically declined in the past several decades. But, researchers caution, their new study also found the potential for a resurgence.

    “After nearly four decades of declining stroke-related mortality, the risk appears to be increasing in the United States. Our research underscores the need for novel strategies to combat this alarming trend,” said lead study au...

    Singing Might Aid Recovery After a Stroke

    Singing may help stroke patients regain communication skills, according to new research.

    About 40% of stroke survivors have aphasia, a difficulty to deliver or comprehend spoken or written language. That impairment is ongoing for about half of those patients a year after their stroke, potentially affecting quality of life or leading to social isolation.

    Researchers in Finland studie...

    Stress Can Help Bring on a Stroke, Study Shows

    Stress is rarely a good thing for your health, but new research warns that it significantly raises the risk of a stroke.

    The study found that increased stress at home or work and recent stressful life events — like getting divorced or a major family conflict — were associated both with increased risk of stroke due to a clot, known as an ischemic stroke, and a stroke due to bleeding in...

    Stroke Can Leave Folks Thinking One Hand Is Bigger Than the Other

    Imagine living day-to-day with one hand that feels like it's a baseball mitt, or another that feels like a small clutching claw.

    That's the experience of many stroke survivors who suffer from chronic pain, according to a new study in the journal Brain Sciences.

    Stroke survivors living with chronic pain ...

    Statins May Lower Risk of Deadly 'Bleeding' Strokes

    Statins may do more than help your heart: New research shows the cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower your risk for a bleeding stroke.

    An intracerebral hemorrhage, which involves bleeding in the brain, comprises about 15% to 30% of strokes, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. It is also the most deadly. With this type of stroke, arteries or veins rupture, ...

    Second Death in Trial of Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Is Raising Concerns

    Two people have now died from brain hemorrhages that may be linked to an experimental Alzheimer's drug, calling into question the medication's safety.

    A 65-year-old woman with early-stage Alzheimer's recently died from a massive brain bleed that some researchers link to lecanemab, an antibody drug designed to bind to and remove amyloid-beta from the brain, according to a report published ...

    This Hunting Season, Know Your CPR

    It might seem like guns would be the biggest safety concern for hunters, but there's another real danger.

    The possibility of having a heart attack or stroke while hunting is higher with the combination of physical exertion, excitement and cold air constricting blood vessels, experts say.

    Hunters should know

    Had a Stroke? Get These Professionals on Your Rehab Team

    When someone has a stroke, many professionals come together to help the patient recover.

    The rehabilitation plan varies depending on which parts of the body were affected by the stroke and the type...

    When Stroke Harms One Side of a Newborn's Brain, Other Side Takes Over

    Many language skills are "left brain," but a new study shows that when a newborn suffers a stroke in that region, the brain is able to shift those language duties to the right.

    The researchers said the findings highlight the striking malleabil...

    Too Few Kids With Sickle Cell Anemia Get Screened for Stroke Risk

    Too few children with sickle cell anemia are getting the recommended screening tests for stroke, a common complication of this disease, a new government report finds.

    What's more, many aren't receiving

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  • September 21, 2022
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  • Heart Disease Can Plague Adults With ADHD

    New research suggests that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may trigger more than just psychiatric complications: Adults suffering from ADHD may also be more likely to develop some type of cardiovascular disease.

    "Clinicians need to c...

    Could Your Blood Type Raise Your Odds for Stroke?

    The risk of suffering a stroke at an early age may depend partly on a person's blood type, a large study suggests.

    When it comes to the risk of ischemic stroke — the kind caused by a blood clot — studies have hinted that blood type plays a ...

    COVID Vaccine Won't Raise Stroke Risk

    COVID-19 vaccines do not increase your risk for stroke, new research shows, but severe COVID infection does, and experts hope the finding will ease the concerns of those who are hesitant to get the shot.

    “We now know that patients who've had a vaccine are not at higher risk of stroke, thanks to a large body of data with millions of patients who have been included,” said Dr. Alexis Sim...

    Can Your Smartphone Spot a Narrowed Neck Artery?

    A smartphone video could detect a blocked blood vessel in your neck that could cause a stroke, a new study suggests.

    The American Heart Association says videos may provide a non-invasive way to screen people who are at risk of stroke.

    Nearly 87% of strokes are the ischemic type, which happens when fatty depos...

    A Switch to Salt Substitute Could Slash Your Heart Risks

    Swapping salt out for the salt substitute potassium chloride lowers blood pressure, and thereby the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease, a new analysis finds.

    "It's in processed and prepared foods where most people in developed countries get their salt," explained senior researc...

    Dangerous A-Fib Can Follow Many Surgeries

    A potentially dangerous change in heart rhythm is common after surgeries that don't involve the heart, according to Mayo Clinic researchers.

    Dr. Konstantinos Siontis and colleagues studied patients who had atrial fibrillation (a-fib) after a noncardiac surgical procedure. These patients represent about 13% ...

    Most Post-Stroke Depression Still Goes Untreated

    While depression is common after a stroke, most stroke patients who need mental health care aren't getting the help they need, new research reveals.

    Roughly one in three stroke victims have depression. But about two-thirds of those received no mental health treatment. Patients who were older, men, Black people or Hispanic folks were even less likely to get help, the study found.

    “...

    Post-Stroke Memory Loss Can Resolve for Some Patients

    Memory loss is a common symptom after a stroke, but there's hope for some that those memories could return.

    A new study from Norway examined 86 patients with relatively mild strokes and found many had improved mental functioning after 12 weeks.

    "Our study shows that around half of patients suffering a stroke had various forms of memory impairment one week after the stroke. But by t...

    Depression Can Follow Stroke, But It Often Precedes It, Too

    While many people suffer from depression after a stroke, a new study suggests depression often occurs beforehand and may be a warning sign.

    "The study underscores why doctors need to monitor for symptoms of depression long term in people who have had strokes," said study author...

    Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

    If you survive cancer, you're more apt to have heart trouble later on, a new study shows.

    Researchers found that compared to others, cancer survivors had a 42% greater risk of heart disease, most likely due to

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  • June 30, 2022
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  • Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

    Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need the specialty care are still more likely to receive it at a hospital with fewer resources.

    And this can hurt the...

    Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

    Racial disparities in health outcomes persist in the United States, with Black and Hispanic Americans more likely to die within a month after a bleeding stroke than white Americans, a new study shows.

    "We've known that there are disparities in death from stroke among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. due to

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  • June 2, 2022
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  • U.S. Task Force Rejects Daily Aspirin for Heart Health in People Over 60

    It seemed a simple prospect - take a low-dose baby aspirin tablet once a day and reduce your risk of ever suffering a heart attack or stroke.

    But new science has shown it's not that simple.

    Noting the drug's risk of dangerous bleeding, the nation's leading panel of preventive health experts has reversed course and

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  • April 26, 2022
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  • Women Less Likely Than Men to Return to Work After Severe Stroke

    Women are less likely than men to head back to their jobs after recovering from a severe stroke, but researchers say the reasons for that difference are unclear.

    "Returning to work after a severe stroke is a sign of successful

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  • April 26, 2022
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  • Sitting Tai Chi Helps Stroke Survivors Recover

    Sitting tai chi provides stroke survivors with recovery benefits similar to those achieved with standard rehabilitation, a new study finds.

    Tai chi involves a series of slow movements of the han...

    Loneliness Can Be Unhealthy Heartbreaker for Older Women

    It's a fate many older women fear: loneliness and isolation as they age. Now, new research suggests those feelings may also predispose them to heart disease.

    The findings may be especially relevant now because of social distancing required by the pandemic.

    "We are social beings. In this time of COVID-19, many people are experiencing

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  • A Better Clot-Buster Drug When Strokes Attack?

    A newer type of "clot-busting" medication might be safer than the one long used for treating strokes, a preliminary study hints.

    Researchers found that among nearly 7,900 stroke sufferers, those treated with the drug -- called tenecteplase -- were less likely to suffer life-threatening brain bleeding as a side effect, compared to those given the standard medication alteplase.

    Overal...

    Stroke Rate Rises Among Young Americans, Even as It Declines for Seniors

    Although there's been a marked decline in rates of stroke among older adults over the past 30 years, growing numbers of young Americans are having strokes.

    Obesity may be one reason why, experts say.

    "The decline in strokes in people aged 50 and older is likely due to better stroke risk factor control, such as...

    Almost All Americans Are Now Within 1 Hour of Good Stroke Care

    Nine in 10 Americans -- 91% -- live within an hour of lifesaving stroke care, researchers say.

    That's up from about 80% a decade ago, due to an increase in hospitals with specialized staff, tools and resources, as well as expanded use of telestroke ...

    Stroke Risk Highest for Older COVID Patients Soon After Diagnosis

    Stroke is a possible complication of COVID-19, and researchers say they now know when that risk is highest.

    A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the risk of COVID-related ischemic stroke appears greatest in the first three days after you're diagn...

    Young Pot Smokers May Be at Higher Odds for Repeat Strokes

    Young adult pot smokers who've suffered a stroke are more likely to have another stroke if they keep toking, a new study finds.

    Research has already linked heavy cannabis use with an increased risk of

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  • Blood Pressure Crises Sending More Americans to the ER

    Hospitalizations for dangerously high blood pressure more than doubled in the United States from 2002 to 2014, new research shows.

    This jump in hospitalizations for what's called a "

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  • February 1, 2022
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  • Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

    Finding the right medication for rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, and a newer pill against the disease carries higher risks of heart attack, stroke and cancer than older RA drugs, a new clinical trial confirms.

    The study was mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after earlier safety signals about the drug, called tofacitinib (Xeljanz).

    In response to the findings, p...

    Young Women at Higher Risk for Stroke Than Male Peers: Study

    Strokes aren't common among young people, but when they do happen, they strike more often in women than men, a new review finds.

    Of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year, 10% to 15% are adults age 45 or younger, according to the American Heart Association.

    The new research suggests that young women may face a particular risk: Those age 35 and younger were 44% m...

    Could Binge Drinking Set Your Heart Rhythm Off-Kilter?

    Binge drinking on Super Bowl Sunday or other special occasions could put you at risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), even if you've never had it, researchers warn in a new study.

    "Worldwide, alcohol is the most popularly consumed drug, and it now is clear that alcohol consumption is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation," said senior au...

    Pot Use Raises Risks After Severe Form of Stroke

    If you have any risk factors for stroke and you like to smoke pot, a new study suggests you should stop toking.

    Researchers found that people with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, a rare, severe type of bleeding stroke, who had used marijuana three to 30 days before their stroke were twice as likely to deve...

    COVID Helps Drive Nearly Two-Year Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) - - COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death for Americans and has shortened life expectancy by nearly two years, a drop not seen since World War II, a new government report shows.

    Life expectancy dropped from 78.8 in 2010 to 77 in 2020 as the age-adjusted death rate increased 17%, going from 715 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019 to 835 d...

    Many Overweight Kids Already Have Hardened Arteries, Diabetes

    If your children struggle with their weight, new research suggests they may also suffer from diseases once seen only in adults.

    Stiffening of the arteries, which can lead to early heart attacks and strokes, and type 2 diabetes were found in many of the more than 600 obese children, adolescents and young adults studied. And the problem is only getting worse: According to the U.S. Centers f...

    Global Rate of Stroke Cases, Deaths Still Too High

    While strokes and related deaths have declined in rich nations, they remain stubbornly high worldwide, a new study says.

    Author Liyuan Han attributed the overall decreases to "better medical services in high-income countries, which may offer earlier detection of stroke risk factors and better control" of them.

    “But even in these countries, the total number of people with

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  • About 4 in 10 Stroke Survivors Who Smoke Don't Quit the Habit

    About 4 in 10 stroke survivors who were smokers still puff away after their stroke, which puts them at increased risk for another stroke or heart disease, a new study shows.

    "If you told a stroke neurologist that 40% of their patients don't have their blood pressure controlled or weren't taking their aspirin or their cholesterol-lowering medication, I think they would be very disappointed...

    Low-Dose Aspirin Won't Affect Dementia Risk in People With Diabetes

    Low-dose aspirin neither reduces nor increases the risk of dementia in adults with type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.

    "This is reassuring that an increase in the risk of dementia is unlikely for the millions of people worldwide who regularly take aspirin to protect against the risk of heart attack and stroke," according to study author Jane Armitage, of the University of Oxford in Englan...

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