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Frankie Muniz Suffers Another Mini-Stroke

Everyone’s favorite child star’s health problems are continuing. Frankie Muniz, who is only 27-years-old, recently suffered his second mini-stroke. It is a terrible thing to see when young stars, and young people in general are forced to endure such traumatic health problems. Frankie Muniz, as most people remember played the titular character in the popular sitcom Malcolm In The Middle. …

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Kubiak Returns, Expects to Coach Sunday

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak returned to work this week, and expects to coach the team when they face off against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Kubiak collapsed around halftime of the November 3rd Texans vs. Colts game. Tests revealed that 52 year-old Kubiak had suffered a transient ischemic attack, often referred to as a TIA or mini stroke. …

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Testosterone May Cause Heart Risk

Any man presently experiencing heart problems and using injections of testosterone may want to listen closely. A new study has been released that claims men in the previously mentioned group may have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Testosterone therapy has been used to help counteract the aging process for men and improve weakening bone density, muscle mass, …

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Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in New Study

Though the health repercussions and costs of binge drinking have been known for years, researchers are just now coming to grips with how the practice can affect the human body. A new study has now revealed that binge drinking, even relatively rarely, can have serious health consequences. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology, showed that middle-aged men who …

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Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study

A new study published recently in the journal Neurology has shown that vitamin B supplements could help cut the risk of stroke. The study found that vitamin B could lower the risk of stroke by up to 7%, though several factors could affect outcomes for individual patients. “Based on our results, the ability of vitamin B to reduce stroke risk …

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Florencia Fabris Dies At The Age Of 38

Life ends too soon. The beloved rising opera star, Florencia Fabris, suffered a stroke in the midst of performing Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem” while on stage. The thirty-eight-year-old opera singer received prompt medical attention at a facility in San Juan, but died just two days later. Even though her burial happened on Tuesday, she will continue to be remembered intimately by …

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Thousands of Heart Disease Deaths Preventable, Says CDC

With obesity and its accompanying medical issues now declared an epidemic in the U.S., researchers have been scrambling to stem the tide and help save lives. Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided data showing that even now, hundreds of thousands of deaths related to metabolic syndrome can be prevented. The CDC’s new report shows that …

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Randy Travis Suffers Stroke in Hospital

Country music superstar, Randy Travis, was admitted to the Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Sunday, July 7, and was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. According to the Mayo Clinic, cardiomyopathy is a “disease that weakens and enlarges your heart muscles”. Viral cardiomyopathy is brought on by a virus that attacks the muscles of the heart, causing the heart to beat …

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Twins: Strokes At 26 Within Months Of Each Other

Twin women living in Arizona suffering strokes within nine months of each other is rare enough; add to that the fact that the women are only 26 years old, and the story is just incredible. Kathryn Tucker says she had just gone to bed one night when she felt a sudden sharp pain in the back of her head; things …

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Stroke Recovery Aided by Stem Cells, Study Shows

A new study has shown that stem cells may aid recovery in rats that have suffered a stroke. The study, published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy, found that stem cell treatments improved the amount of brain and nerve tissue that was repaired and increased the ability of the rats to complete behavioral tasks. Researchers used stem cells …

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Stroke Medication Approved by the U.S. FDA

A new anti-clotting drug has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Called apixaban and marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer as Eliquis, the drug has been approved to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots for patients with an irregular heart beat that is not caused by a heart valve problem. “Blood clots in the heart …

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Strokes That are “Silent” Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

A new study has found that small strokes, also known as “silent” strokes, can lead to Parkinson’s disease. While the symptoms of a severe stroke are immediate and apparent, a silent stroke can often show no outward symptoms. The link to Parkinson’s could help explain why Parkinson’s disease symptoms often appear to pop up out of nowhere. A silent stroke …

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