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  1. New long-acting contraceptive Jaydess now availableRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Scoop

    ... responding to treatment, migraine or severe headache, jaundice, increased blood pressure, hormone-sensitive cancer, stroke, severe heart or blood vessel disease. Blood clots, breast cancer, pelvic infections may occur during JAYDESS use, should this ...


  2. Mercy art show to feature Oklahoma artists to benefit stroke programRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago |

    ... Hospital," said Henrie Close, one of the show's organizers. The show and sale will benefit the Mercy Foundation, Stroke Education programs and help fund the lifesaving work of the Mercy Stroke Treatment Program. At 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dr. ...


  3. Aspirin use on the riseRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

    ... each day. "There's no doubt that aspirin use can have value for people who have experienced a first heart attack, stroke or angina," according to pharmacotherapy specialist Craig Williams. He's a professor at Oregon State University's College of ...


  4. Me and My Operation: Tiny sieve in the heart to catch killer blood clotsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    An irregular heartbeat - or atrial fibrillation - raises the risk of stroke. A major new study suggests an implant may be more effective than medication in reducing the risk.


  5. SVIN President Tudor Jovin, MD, Co-Leads Groundbreaking Stroke Study...Read the original story

    9 hrs ago | Freshnews

    Stent retriever thrombectomy, an endovascular technique that removes blood clots from vessels in the brain reduced disability after stroke, according to a groundbreaking study co-led by Tudor Jovin, MD, President of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology . "This is a giant step forward that will change the way we approach triage and treatment of stroke patients," said Jovin, who is associate professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center , director of the UPMC Stroke Institute, and Director of the UPMC Center for Neuroendovascular Therapy.


  6. Learning to step out of the comfort zone at stroke support groupRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Chron

    One of the most important messages Jan Flewelling of Houston Methodist Hospital brings to stroke support groups is that it's never too late to improve your health to prevent another stroke. The American Heart Association launched what it calls the "Life's Simple 7" campaign.


  7. Two different carotid artery stenting procedures show little difference in effectivenessRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Science Daily

    Use of either proximal embolic protection devices or distal filter embolic protection devices during elective carotid artery stenting results in low rates of in-hospital stroke and death, according to a new study. The study found that although P-EPDs have been theorized to be more effective than F-EPDs at preventing stroke during carotid artery stenting, this first comparative effectiveness study revealed no statistically significant difference between the two devices.


  8. Half of older adults in US now taking aspirin, survey showsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Science Daily

    Slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a heart attack or stroke, a national survey suggests. The findings suggest that tens of millions of Americans have reviewed the issues involved, often discussed it with their doctors, say they know what they are doing -- and decided to use aspirin.


  9. Prescription Drug Xarelto Potentially HarmfulRead the original story

    23 hrs ago |

    ... This causes the organ to lose functionality, and can cause death. Other complications include blood clotting and stroke. There is no known antidote for these effects, other than clearing the body of the drug. This makes the symptoms harder to treat ...


  10. Paper demonstrates benefits of stenting for strokeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    UB neurosurgery team led groundbreaking research into stenting for stroke. Adnan Siddiqui, Elad Levy, L. Nelson "Nick" Hopkins", Credit: Kenneth Snyder A New England Journal of Medicine paper published today and co-authored by University at Buffalo neurosurgeons reports that stroke patients have a much better chance of surviving and returning to normal function when they receive clot-busting drugs in conjunction with a wire mesh stent device, than when they receive the medications alone.


  11. Survey shows half of older adults in US now taking aspirinRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    A national survey suggests that slightly more than half of the older adults in the United States are now taking a daily dose of aspirin , even though its use is not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration for most people who have not yet had a heart attack or stroke . The analysis was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine .


  12. Study confirms benefits of removing blood clots after strokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Medical News

    A technique that removes blood clots from large brain blood vessels reduced disability after stroke in a trial conducted in Catalonia, Spain, and co-led by an expert from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings will be announced today at the annual meeting of the European Stroke Organisation in Glasgow, Scotland, and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine .


  13. Long-term, Regular Aspirin Use Modestly Decreased Cancer Risk,...Read the original story

    Sunday | BioSpace

    Long-term, Regular Aspirin Use Modestly Decreased Cancer Risk PHILADELPHIA - Long-term, regular aspirin use was associated with a modestly reduced overall risk for cancer driven primarily by a reduction in the risk for colorectal cancers, according to research presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2015 , April 18-22. "Previous studies of aspirin and cancer have been limited in terms of their size, length of follow-up, or ability to examine aspirin use in the context of other lifestyle factors.


  14. Novel method for stroke treatment developedRead the original story

    Saturday | Big News

    ... Providing a ray of hope for heart patients, a new study has found that the removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, in combination with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain and may result in better ...


  15. DatebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Tallmadge Express

    ... s Hall on Lions Park Drive at 6:30 p.m. Call Shirley Frazier for more information at 330-794-8606. Stepping Stones, a stroke support group for stroke survivors and their families, will meet at 1 p.m. on the fifth floor of the


  16. Doctors discover 'game-changer' for stroke treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The London Free Press

    The team discovered that removal of the clot causing a severe stroke, along with the standard medication, improves the restoration of blood flow to the brain. "These outcomes are the difference between patients being able to care for themselves after stroke and being dependent," Dr. Demetrius Lopes, a co-author of the study, said in a statement.


  17. 2015 Stroke UpdateRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 |

    Public Health England have launched their annual stroke campaign, urging the public to Act FAST if they notice stroke symptoms in themselves or others. According to the National Stroke Association , stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States, and remains the leading cause of disability.


  18. Study finds that surgery can lower disability in stroke patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 |

    An international stroke study affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh once again has confirmed that a new procedure that surgically removes blood clots blocking large arteries in the brain can lower the levels of disability for stroke patients. The technique, called endovascular surgery or stent retriever thrombectomy, was tested in the REVASCAT clinical trial based in four stroke centers in Catalonia, Spain.


  19. New Approach To Stroke Treatment Offers Hope To Severe Stroke PatientsRead the original story

    Friday Apr 17 | Medical Daily

    Doctors found that administering both a stroke drug and a thrombectomy, or removing a clot, helped in treating severe stroke. A new study appears to have pinpointed a better way to treat stroke patients than in the past.


  20. Artificial blood vessel lets researchers better assess clot removal devicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... with the number steadily growing. When blood supply to the brain is significantly diminished or blocked, an acute stroke may result, requiring quick medical intervention to avoid permanent brain damage or death. More than 795,000 Americans ...