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Physical activity is helpful after a stroke, but how much is healthy?

Jeff Vallance jump-started every day with a 4-mile run. It woke him up and kept him feeling fit. As an expert in chronic disease...

After heart attack, mini-stroke and stroke, survivor has some advice

Andy Beal woke up at 4 a.m. and went to the bathroom as he'd done hundreds of times before. This time, though, the 44-year-old...

Since her stroke, her Southern drawl turned into a foreign accent

Most people Pamela Anderson Bowen meets wonder about her accent. Sometimes they try to guess the origin. Maybe Russia? What about Sweden? "I'm from here,"...

Reducing your stroke risk from heart rhythm problem without blood thinners

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a condition in which the heart beats chaotically and rapidly. As many as 6 million people in the...

This antioxidant drug may help prevent heart attacks and strokes

In a new study from the University of Reading, researchers found an antioxidant drug reverses atherosclerosis and could be used to prevent heart attacks...

This cholesterol in body can accurately predict heart attack and stroke

In a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine, researchers found that so-called "remnant cholesterol" (RC) provides an accurate stand-alone metric—just as doctors currently use...

Neurologist wakes up in the hospital where she works – as a stroke survivor

Dr. Dipika Aggarwal sat in a Kansas City, Kansas, diner on a Tuesday afternoon two years ago sipping coffee and enjoying a mushroom omelet...

Dance show alum gets her groove back after stroke

As a teenager, Sandi Thomas appeared for several years on "Dance Connection," a popular television show in Washington, D.C. For decades, she continued busting...

How could it be a stroke, mom asked – ‘she’s only 8’

Jill Veach looked at the name on her chirping phone. The caller was her longtime babysitter. It was midafternoon, around the time Jill's husband, Matt,...

She had a bleeding stroke and a clot-caused stroke – at the same time

Cathy Brophy went into the guest room to enjoy her guilty pleasure – the reality series "Below Deck." She fell asleep, only to eventually...