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.
Healthgrades’ Evan Marks says they looked at the mortality rates of area hospitals when it comes to certain procedures and conditions and found some big differences.
These two studies show people living near airports who were regularly exposed to noise above 63 decibels were 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized for cardiac conditions.
A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.
That means a head injury, even from a small fall or an auto accident, may cause abnormal clotting in the brain or damage to the brain’s blood vessels.