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Simple Test May Help You Prevent Stroke

Copyright: -bunyos-123RF Stock PhotoStroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted: either by being blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.

A stroke is a medical emergency, but a new study may have found a way to help prevent stroke by identifying those at risk before they show any symptoms.

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First-time Ever: New Method Detects Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms

Copyright: nebari - 123RFUntil now, no methods have existed for early detection of Alzheimer’s, a disease which currently affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans. Up until this point, we’ve had to wait for serious memory loss to take its toll before identifying Alzheimer’s, and many people wait even longer, mistakenly believing that memory loss is a normal part of aging.

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Travel Plans? Check the Flu Map!

Most of us check the weather forecast before we travel, but now you can check the flu forecast!

A team from Columbia University has created a new computer model designed to track flu cases in the U.S. The model can be used to predict where the flu will break out next.

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Hidden Risks of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S., but rheumatoid arthritis is also a serious concern. Four in every 100 adults will suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Statistically, rheumatoid arthritis accounts for 22% of all deaths due to arthritis-type conditions. About 40% of those deaths are related to cardiovascular causes, including heart disease and stroke. Because rheumatoid arthritis can affect any part of the body and because the common medications for rheumatoid arthritis may have serious side affects, it’s important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to be aware of their other health risks. If you or someone you love has rheumatoid arthritis, never ignore these 10 symptoms:

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