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Finding the words

April 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stroke survivors gather to help each other reclaim their livesThe words come one by one in a steady voice, as if each enunciated word was dispensed rather than spoken. “I was at home on a Saturday night, and I was playing bridge on the computer,” Leila Olson says. Slowly, she reaches to touch the side of her head. “I was a speech pathologist for 32 years,” she says, struggling slightly with the word that had defined her adult working life in the Grand Forks public schools. “So I knew it was a stroke.” Continue Reading

ADHD drugs safe for adults’ hearts, research finds

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The new review involved health records for more than 440,000 adults aged 25 to 65. It found that those on ADHD drugs had about the same number of heart attacks, strokes and sudden heart-related deaths as adults who didn’t use those drugs. Continue Reading

Study: Your risk of stroke might be affected by your blood type

November 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The research can’t prove such a link. But it fits with other work tying A, B and AB to more risk of blood clots in the legs and heart attacks. Blood type O also has been tied to an increased risk of bleeding, which implies less chance of clots, the cause of most strokes. Continue Reading

FDA: Too many patient complications with experimental Medtronic catheter

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study’s safety goal. Continue Reading

Strokes: Prevention methods getting easier, but costlier

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The balancing act that more stroke patients, doctors and health insurers will face over the next few years comes with the emergence of a new — and expensive — crop of drugs to prevent blood clots. Continue Reading

CDC: Strokes rise among pregnant women, new moms

August 5, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Strokes have spiked in the U.S. among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers report.
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CDC: More strokes hitting young, middle-aged adults

February 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Doctors are reporting an alarming rise in strokes among young and middle-aged Americans even as the disease declines among older people. Continue Reading&