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There's no debate: lowering salt cuts strokes and heart attacks

salt-the-stroke-foundationBy Francesco Cappuccio, University of Warwick

The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. From John Swales’ original scepticism in 1988 to the Godlee’s sharp call to reality in 1996, the debate has transcended the scientific arena into public opinion and media campaigns with increasingly passionate tones. Now a new study, published in BMJ Open, suggests that a 15% drop in daily salt intake in England between 2003 and 2011 led to 42% less stroke deaths and a 40% drop in deaths from coronary heart disease. So where does this leave the salt debate?

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After a Stroke: Medications to Reduce Arm Spasticity

arm-spasticity-thestrokefoundationBy Annie Stuart  (webmd.com)
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

When it comes to stroke rehabilitation, one medication doesn’t fit all. Your stroke rehab team will work with you to find out which medications, if any, can improve stiffness after a stroke. It's important to remember these medications are not a cure. They are ongoing treatments that relieve the symptoms of spasticity.

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24 Key Questions to Ask Your Doctor if you Had a Stroke

question-mark-redBy Ray Lengal

Cerebral vascular accidents, more commonly known as stroke, occur when an area of the brain dies because of lack of blood flow. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and sugar to live, without blood flow the nerves in the brain will die.

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A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay

walking-is-good-for-stroke-prevention-tsfWomen who walked for 2 or more hours per week cut risk by 30%, study found

Article Source:  usnews.com

Regular walking significantly reduces stroke risk in women, researchers say.

In a new study that looked at data from 39,315 U.S. female health professionals, average age 54, participating in the Women's Health Study,

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10 Foods That Boost Memory

Grapes Improve MemoryArticle Source:  healthdiaries.com

Here are ten foods that may improve your memory, if you can remember to eat them. You might notice that many of the foods on this list are red or purple in color. That's because the phytochemical that colors them, anthocyanin, is the same phytochemical that's good for your brain.

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