April 23, 2013 3:47 AM
It's often difficult to know when it's safe for stroke patients to get back behind the wheel. Now, new research found that simple cognitive tests that measure focus, attention, reaction time and perception can often predict driving readiness. In a study of 78 patients who were examined between six and... more »
April 8, 2013 9:20 AM
Britain's former Prime Minister and "Iron Lady" has died of a stroke at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher was the Uk's first and only female prime minister and served from 1979 to 1990 as the leader of Britain's Conservative Party.
Her former spokesman confirmed Monday morning that she... more »
April 5, 2013 4:25 AM
Chronic pain is an often under-recognized complication of stroke. Researchers in Ireland analyzed data collected from 15,000 adults who had suffered a stroke and found one in ten had chronic pain. Their pain stemmed from stiff muscles or shoulder pain as a result of the stroke. For some, their brain... more »
November 20, 2012 4:59 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - European regulators have approved a crucial new anticlotting drug, Eliquis, for preventing strokes and dangerous clots in the circulatory system. Eliquis was approved for use in the 27 European Union countries in patients at risk for such clots, called systemic embolisms, or for strokes who have... more »
August 23, 2012 7:26 PM
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in... more »
November 9, 2011 7:58 PM
"It was a real shock," says a healthy looking 64-year-old John H. Robinson.
This past July he found himself on the surgery table of Dr. John Mehall at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital. Robinson had a prolapsed valve, an aortic aneurysm, and a blockage in his heart, all of which were... more »
July 6, 2011 12:22 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The California radio preacher who predicted the apocalypse on May 21 has been moved to a nursing home, where he is recovering from a stroke he suffered last month.
Harold Camping's daughter confirms her father recently moved from an area hospital to a skilled nursing... more »
June 19, 2011 1:33 PM
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Dozens of fans have gathered at a legendary New Jersey rock club to mourn the death and celebrate the life and music of saxophonist Clarence Clemons.
The Stone Pony in Asbury Park was the place where Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and other E Street band... more »
October 18, 2010 12:53 PM
More young women are having strokes and other serious medical problems shortly after giving birth.
Doctors are trying to understand why that's happening in hopes that it will help others catch the warning signs before it's too late.
Everyday in America, two women die from complications of pregnancy... more »
October 13, 2010 4:01 PM
While folic acid supplements are known to prevent certain birth defects -- they may do nothing to prevent heart disease.
Folic acid is a B-vitamin, and a vitamin B deficiency has been linked to a higher risk for inflammation associated with heart disease.
A new analysis of data... more »
September 16, 2010 10:51 AM
Federal health advisers are split over whether to withdraw the diet pill Meridia due to evidence that it increases heart attack and stroke risks, worrisome signs that led European regulators to ban the drug earlier this year.
A panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 8-8 on whether... more »
September 13, 2010 10:04 AM
Federal health scientists are considering pulling Abbott Laboratories' diet pill Meridia off the market, based on data that it increases heart attack and stroke.
The Food and Drug Administration has posted its safety review of Meridia online, ahead of a meeting where outside experts will weigh in on the... more »
August 20, 2010 2:02 PM
New research indicates that the death rate soars for binge drinkers when the also have high blood pressure.
Scientists at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea found the risk of cardiovascular death in men with a blood pressure of at least 168 over 100 was three... more »
June 7, 2010 8:02 PM
97 degrees! That's the new record high for June 7 in Colorado Springs. The old record was 95. Pueblo was hotter though. The Steel City reached a high of 101--tying the old record. Can you believe there are still two more weeks until the official start of summer! "We love... more »
May 24, 2010 8:21 AM
Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels is the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," besting actress Holly Robinson Peete.
Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality, winning $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association.
But runner-up Peete was a winner... more »
May 18, 2010 2:11 PM
Vice President Joe Biden's son is on his way home from the hospital a week after what doctors said was a mild stroke.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was released from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia early Tuesday afternoon.
The 41-year-old will continue recuperating at home, and... more »
February 10, 2010 11:33 AM
Phil Harris, the fishing boat captain whose adventures off the Alaska coast were captured on the television show "Deadliest Catch", has died, the Discovery Channel said Tuesday night. He was 53.
Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the fishing vessel he... more »
February 3, 2010 11:45 AM
New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk.
Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association.
University of Minnesota researchers followed about... more »
December 30, 2009 10:25 AM
Obesity could lead to sudden heart attack or death in men--even if they are otherwise healthy.
Experts in Sweden followed over 1700 men for 30 years and found those who were overweight or obese were significantly more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. They say obese men... more »
December 17, 2009 12:16 PM
Federal health advisers say expanded use of AstraZeneca's cholesterol pill Crestor can benefit patients with healthy cholesterol levels by preventing heart attack, stroke and death. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted 12-4 this week that Crestor's benefits outweigh its risks in patients with normal cholesterol and no history of... more »
December 3, 2009 10:10 AM
A consumer advocacy group is petitioning the government to ban the weight loss pill Meridia because a recent study suggests it increases risk of heart attack, stroke and death. A letter Thursday from Public Citizen calls on the Food and Drug Administration to pull Abbott Laboratories' drug from the U.S.... more »
November 11, 2009 8:58 AM
Doctors typically order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke, now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of over 300 thousand adults. All had various forms of... more »
November 11, 2009 8:42 AM
Strokes are typically caused when blood vessels are blocked. Doctors often order a gamut of tests to determine their patients' risk for heart disease and stroke. Now a new study shows a simple blood test may be all that's needed.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the medical records of... more »
September 2, 2009 12:03 PM
The anti-clotting drug Plavix is prescribed to people with heart disease to prevent blood clots. But in some patients -- the drug doesn't work, leaving patients at risk for stroke and heart attack .
Researchers at the University of Maryland think they know why. They've found a genetic variant... more »