stroke

April 3, 2018

In case you missed it: Scientists at the University of Washington were among an international group that conducted the largest-ever genetic study on stroke.  It involved DNA samples from more than 520,000 people and identified 22 new genetic ris

January 11, 2018

The New York Times recently addressed the topic of people over age 75 taking statins for the prevention of heart disease.

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June 12, 2017

(Download video, script and still images) In medical parlance, a stroke whose origin is unknown is called "cryptogenic."  It's the type of stroke that Val Stewart sustained at age 36. She describes the experience and Dr.

Post-stroke depression (PSD) affects about one-third of all stroke survivors, according to a new joint statement by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. It is the groups' first such statement on post-stroke depression.

Ellie Roush gathers in a circle with the other tango dancers at Valley Medical Center and says she’s not giving up. 

A Harborview Medical Center neurosurgeon performed an emergency procedure this week that saved a Seattle teenager from a potentially devastating stroke. 

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day — less than a teaspoon of salt.
 

With effort and purpose, Deanna Theiss raised her arm, then glided it down and across her body, watching intently as a cartoon fish mirrored her movements on a TV monitor several feet away. 

Heart attacks and strokes, combined, kill one in three Americans.

June 15, 2017

Sue McNeely of Bothell, Washington, hasn't driven since February 10, when she had a stroke in rush-hour traffic on Interstate 405.

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