Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke; every four minutes, someone else dies. So when it comes to stroke, minutes matter: that’s all the time it takes for brain cells to start dying. Yet that’s…
WASHINGTON — Precious moments count when someone has a stroke, and two hospitals in the D.C. area say they have come up with a way to get a better diagnosis in time to administer effective…
WASHINGTON – Much has been written about the health benefits of a glass of red wine. But this is one case where too much of a good thing is not necessarily better. Researchers are finding…
WASHINGTON — There may be a link between balance and brain health. Researchers in Japan had 1,387 adults stand on one leg, with the other in front and bent at the knee. Their average age…
There is more evidence that arthritis and pain-relieving drugs may contribute to stroke deaths.
More women die of heart disease than men. And while the risk factors are pretty much the same for both sexes, some conditions during pregnancy can increase a woman\’s chances of heart problems later on.
That morning glass of orange juice may just be a powerful weapon to prevent stroke.
A woman is more likely to die from a stroke than a man. But prevention and treatment guidelines have always been targeted at male patients — until now.
The University of Virginia Health System is working with local rescue squads to outfit ambulances with iPads and
tablets, so that doctors can diagnose such patients en route to the hospital.
Many people take low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. But a new study suggests that taking that aspirin at night can help even more.
Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.
A local top judge is speaking out about the day his staff defied his orders — and saved his brain.
Washington is a hotbed of stress. A local
cardiologist talks about how it can affect your
\”There is a clot busting medication called TPA that is the only FDA-approved treatment for stroke. It is dependent on people getting to the hospital very early and being able to be treated very early,\” said Dr. Amie Hsia.