If you’ve ever worried that your family history suggests a stroke is in your future, there’s good news: “Genetics do play a role, but less than most people might imagine,” says Daniel Labovitz, M.D., director of the Stern Stroke Center at the New York-based Montefiore Medical Center. “Family history of stroke is only a mild risk factor. Just because your dad had a stroke doesn’t mean that you will.” (April 20, 2018)
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Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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