It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.
This year, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. That’s someone every 40 seconds. In 2001, I was one of those people suffering an trans ischemic attack (mini stroke).
Research abounds and the data that pours out touches every corner of the system. There is speculation about how healthy people will behave with more options for insurance, but no researcher has the ability to set-up a facsimile of what the environment without pre-conditions and with mandator…
Felton Armand lay in a hospital bed after suffering a stroke and thought of all the things he never did.
As recently as several years ago, one of the chronic and growing problems in the healthcare industry was recruitment and training. While no hospital administrators are saying, “Eureka, our problems are over!” I continue to get news in my inbox about some of the remarkable people that our hos…
MERRILLVILLE | After walking upstairs from the laundry room one day in March, Harriet Miles stood in her kitchen, and her whole side grew weak and numb.
Harriet Miles, of Gary, sitting is a 31-year-old patient that had a stroke, and had a blood clot removed from her brain. It was removed at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville by neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Mayumi Oka, left, along with stroke medical director Dr. Sanj…
Harriet Miles, sitting, of Gary, is a 31-year-old patient who had a stroke, and had a blood clot removed from her brain. Dr. Mayumi Oka, right, a neurointerventional radiologist, used a tool called Trevo to pull the blood clot from her brain. It was FDA approved in August, and Methodist Hosp…
June is Men's Health Month, and families gathering for Father's Day can nudge the men in their lives to be proactive about their health.
LAPORTE | Several Indiana University Health locations are offering mammograms in May at a $95 discounted rate.
WASHINGTON | Last year U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., used a harness learning to walk again after a stroke that threatened not just his career but his life.
Was it just me or were other people disgusted with the news media report on Mark Kirk's return to Congress? Now granted all I know about him is he was elected to Congress as a Republican.
A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.
This new machine, called the off-axis neuromuscular trainer, is an offshoot of the trusty elliptical trainer that has been a workout favorite for decades.
The message that a healthy lifestyle helps protect your heart isn't new. If you'd like to do more to take care of your heart, here are 10 ways technology can make that easier.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. | Ted Potter Jr.'s first PGA Tour victory means a lot more than a big paycheck. The 28-year-old rookie can take a trip to August National off his wish list.
KOHLER, Wis. | Na Yeon Choi was cruising to victory in the U.S. Women's Open when her trademark consistency suddenly deserted her.
In this April 19 file photo provided by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., talks with staff members at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, in the first public image of Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. On Thursday, Kirk's office released a stateme…
CHICAGO | Family members say Sen. Mark Kirk has been released from the rehabilitation center in Chicago where he had been recovering from a stroke.
Researchers monitored traditional indicators for heart disease and discovered that even one elevated factor, present at any age, substantially increases an individual's lifetime risk for heart problems.
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