Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

What is inflammation?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Inflammation used to be easy to detect.  There was redness, pain and swelling.  Nowadays it’s not as easy.  It has been implicated as a major culprit in chronic diseases such as heart, cancer and stroke.  Read our newly posted article on why this is so, how to detect and treat it.

Cut your risk of stroke in half, and then some: New study finds simple ways

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

A British study shows four healthy steps to cut our risk of stroke by more than half.

Every year 795,000 Americans have a stroke.  It’s our third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer.  The risk increases with age.  We can decrease our chances by keeping our blood pressure and cholesterol under control, but there’s more we can do to help even further.


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