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A man holds a bottle of aspirin in front of a medicine cabinet.
May 17, 2022

Taking a daily low-dose aspirin, a common practice long believed to protect against heart attacks and strokes, is not always a healthy one, says the United States Preventive Services Taskforce.

Dorene Centioli-McTigue attends an appointment at the UW Medicine Stroke Clinic at Harborview.
May 2, 2022

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. This time of year has a renewed meaning for Dorene Centioli-McTigue. The founder of Pagliacci Pizza at first did not  recognize a subtle stroke warning sign a year ago.

January 26, 2022

Machine-learning algorithms are shaving minutes off of some imaging scans and performing crucial triage for others.

May 16, 2021

The Lancet publishes the first such global analysis, which calls for greater effort to reduce heart disease, stroke and other conditions in women. 

picture of an electrocardiogram of a patient with atrial fibrillation
May 4, 2021

A just-publised study illuminates why some people who have an embolic stroke of undetermined source do not also have abnormal heart rhythms, even though their hearts contain scar tissue simi

May 4, 2021

Simulations shed light on heart-scarring similarities among patients with atrial fibrillation and those who had embolic stroke but no atrial fibrillation.

August 5, 2020

Rupture, a sentinel event for stroke and heart attack, is associated with protein depletion in a specific structure, according to UW Medicine-led research.

March 8, 2019

Studies show that after "springing forward," we lose 40 minutes of sleep a day, on average. 

picture of an aspirin bottle, from above
January 24, 2019

Research published this week in JAMA reports anew that a daily aspirin, long recommended as a preventive measure against clotting for people with heart ailme

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