Tag Archives: ischemic stroke

Migraine Update: Visual Auras, Heart Health, & Treatments to Avoid

A recent study published in the medical journal Cephalalgia brings forward some new information on the relationship between migraine events and vascular health. Several population based studies have already pointed to a connection between vascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels and the increased incidence of migraines. The new Cephalalgia study… Read More »

The Life and Death Hours Between Stroke Outcomes

At the American Academy of Neurology conference this October, Dr. Harold P. Adams from the University of Iowa provided an update on the best methods for treating acute ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is by far the most common type of stroke, with more than 800,000 cases in the US each year. The good news is… Read More »

Moderate Alcohol Intake Tied to Reduced Stroke Risk

More confirmation that a daily glass of wine (or beer, or spirits) is good for your heart health and brain health. The Journal of the American Heart Association reported on alcohol use patterns for 83,000 women from 1976 to 2006, as part of the Nurses Health Study. The bottom line from the study is that… Read More »

Oranges, Grapefruits Can Reduce Stroke Risk

If you like oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits, you’re also helping to protect yourself from a stroke. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association tracked 70,000 women over a period of 14 years, and looked at their diet and food patterns. The women in the study who regularly consumed citrus… Read More »