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Yesterday | Southwest Booster

Heart and Stroke Foundation proposing maximum daily sugar limit

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has released a position statement proposing a maximum daily limit of added sugar to help Canadians improve their diets and their overall health. It is the first organization in the country to provide this concrete guidance.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Life, Fruits, Food, Honey, Vegetables

Yesterday | Patch.com

Silver Cross Stops Frankfort Man's Stroke, Identifies Brain Malformation

Eric Lesiak is no stranger to excruciating headaches. He had lived with them for years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Headache, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, Will County, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Stroke telemedicine

In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones and other technology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Neurology, Emergency Medicine

MassLive.com

Mass. General neurologist to deliver lecture on stroke treatment at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

On Oct. 2, stroke neurologist Scott Silverman, M.D., assistant in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, will discuss ways to reduce the risk of stroke, how to recognize warning signs, and the latest developments in treatment. The event will take place Thurs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Richmond County Daily Journal

En route to D.C., horseback rider trots through Rockingham

Special to the Daily JournalLeslie Fender of Dublin, Texas, rides his quarter horse Angel through downtown Rockingham on Thursday in a journey from Texas to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness and financial support for the National Stroke Foundation. Fender suffered a stroke that resulted in paralysis about a decade ago and credits the nonprofit stroke foundation with helping to save his life.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Medicine, Health, Non-Profit

CBC News

Pharmacist pulls 'addictive' sugary drinks off shelves

Canadians should curb their sugar consumption to no more than 10 per cent of overall calories or about 12 teaspoons a day, the Heart and Stroke Foundation advises. A Cape Breton pharmacist has pulled all sugary drinks off the shelves of his store in a stand against sugar.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Study finds link between insurance type and treatment for stroke patients

University of Florida researchers have found a correlation between Medicare and patient access to surgical treatment for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that affects as many as 30,000 Americans each year - often causing death or long-term impairment and disability. For patients who have suffered this type of stroke, surgical intervention can spell the difference between recovery or long-term disability and death, yet patients on Medicare are less likely than those with private insurance to be referred for surgical treatment, according to findings published in the journal PLOS ONE .

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare, University of Florida

The Globe and Mail

Promising Canadian stroke drug receives large research grant

Paramedic Claude Muir prepares the NA-1 drug while working in the back of an ambulance in Toronto on Thursday, May 8, 2014. NA-1 is a stroke drug developed to help lessen the damage suffered by victims and is meant to be administered by first responders like paramedics.

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Related Topix: Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Galloway Today

Stroke care at Galloway Community Hospital outperforming national standards

Stroke care at the Galloway Community Hospital has come out on top of all other hospitals in Scotland, outperforming the standard relating to stroke unit admission. The Stranraer hospital has admitted 100 per cent of patients with a stroke to a stroke unit within one day of admission.

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Related Topix: Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Canada.com

Canadians urged to cut - added sugar' intake by half

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends Canadians limit their consumption of added sugars to 10 per cent of their total daily caloric intake and, ideally, less than five per cent. In bitter news for sugar lovers, Canadians are being urged to cut their daily intake of added sugars by up to half.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Medicine, Life, Fruits, Food, Honey, Marketing

Canada.com

Nine ways to help you reduce your sugar intake

As Canadians we are eating too much 'added sugar.' Sugar gives us energy but not much else.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Life, Food, Recipes, Fruits, Honey, Vegetables

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Globe and Mail

Heart and Stroke Foundation urges limits to sugar intake

Under the Heart and Stroke Foundation's guidelines, one can of Coca-Cola would exceed the daily 'free' sugar Under the Heart and Stroke Foundation's guidelines, one can of Coca-Cola would exceed the daily 'free' sugar The Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling on the federal government to set limits on the amount of sugar manufacturers can add to their products and on consumers to avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. Mounting research has linked even moderate amounts of sugar consumption to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other major health problems.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Beverages, CocaCola, North America, Canada, World News

The Globe and Mail

Heart and Stroke Foundation urges limits to sugar intake

Under the Heart and Stroke Foundation's guidelines, one can of Coca-Cola would exceed the daily 'free' sugar Under the Heart and Stroke Foundation's guidelines, one can of Coca-Cola would exceed the daily 'free' sugar The Heart and Stroke Foundation is calling on the federal government to set limits on the amount of sugar manufacturers can add to their products and on consumers to avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. Mounting research has linked even moderate amounts of sugar consumption to heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other major health problems.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Beverages, CocaCola

CBC News

Sugar intake should be slashed, says Heart and Stroke

Canadians should curb their sugar consumption to no more than 10 per cent of overall calories or about 12 teaspoons a day, the Heart and Stroke Foundation advises. The group said Tuesday that excess sugar consumption is linked to heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, cancer and cavities.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes, Life, Food, Dieting, Fruits, Vegetables, Nutrition

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Bega District News

Know your stroke risk

This National Stroke Week the National Stroke Foundation is urging local residents reduce the impact of stroke on the community. This National Stroke Week the National Stroke Foundation is urging local residents reduce the impact of stroke on the community.

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The Otago Daily Times

Eddie aims high in fundraiser

Opoho School pupil Eddie Scott leads climbers up Baldwin St on Saturday, including Sunny Jackson-Falconer , Madeline Henderson and Joseph Scott , to raise money for the stroke treatment of a family member. Photo by Gregor Richardson.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Truck News

Five brake tips for Brake Safety Week

Brake Safety Week is approaching Sept. 7-13 and with that in mind, Bendix has assembled a list of five need-to-know tips to help ensure fleet operators stay in compliance.

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Circulation

Validity of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Stroke: The...

From the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Biostatistics , Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD ; and Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division, the University of Arizona College of Public Health, Tucson . Background and Purpose- Characterizing International Classification of Disease 9th Revision, Clinical Modification code validity is essential given widespread use of hospital discharge databases in research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Arizona

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Canberra City News

Stroke fundraising, a long walk and a festival

CANBERRA woman, Beth Nassar, is planning to walk approximately 800kms in France and Spain following the Camino Pilgrimage trail, Camino Frances, to honour her father, Eric Pearsall, and to raise funds and awareness for the National Stroke Foundation. After her father, Eric Pearsall, passed away following a stroke in 2008, Beth Nassar has begun a campaign aiming to raise $50,000 and awareness for the National Stroke Foundation.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fort Bend Star

Memorial Hermann: Studies show rise in strokes among younger adults

An article in the Washington Post recently concluded that strokes, long on the decline among the elderly, are rising among younger adults. Experts speculate the increase may be due to a rise in risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure in this population.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes

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