Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer strokes each year, and 130,000 die as a result. This makes the condition the fifth most common cause of death in the United States.
Reminder to protect yourself from heat exhaustion with high temperatures expected throughout the week.
Temperatures are expected to reach into the upper 90s in some areas Monday, with heat indices soaring to 116 degrees because of high humidity.
Both licensed therapists, the Rundquists say snuggling can help stroke patients, autistic children, and even people who are just lonely and need touch.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died suddenly at the age of 70 after suffering a stroke.
Taking one aspirin per day to prevent heart attacks may not be necessary for those who are lower at risk.
Two studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.
Recent St. Louis University shows that patients with pre-hypertension are not completely safe from the risk of stroke.
Researchers found that patients who showed up at the hospital during off hours were 5 percent more likely to die within 30 days of the heart attack.
“That was surprising because typically people think of stroke as affecting people who are ‘old,’ meaning people in their late 70s, 80s, and older,” SLU Care neurologist Eli Feed said.