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Drug May Be Safer Option Against Repeat Stroke

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Taking the blood thinner Pletal (cilostazol) with either aspirin or clopidogrel (best known as Plavix) lowers stroke patients’ risk of a subsequent stroke better than taking aspirin or clopidogrel alone, a new study finds. The Japanese study was funded by Pletal’s maker, Otsuka… Read More »

Medical News Today: Flu-like illness raises risk the risk of stroke

Two new research studies show that the chance of experiencing a stroke are significantly higher after flu or flu-like illness. Researchers are looking for a link between flu-like illness and the risk of stroke. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and… Read More »

Stroke Survivors’ Unhealthy Choices

If you had a stroke and survived the ordeal without permanent disability, you’d do everything in your power to get healthier and lower your risk of a repeat incidence, right? Unfortunately, while that might seem like the most rational plan, people don’t always behave rationally, and sometimes good intentions only last so long. And that’s… Read More »