Brain Injury

Health 24: Fitter folks suffer milder strokes

It’s well-known that regular exercise can help cut your risk for a stroke. Now, new research shows fitness may have an added bonus, cutting the severity of a stroke should one occur. So finds a study of more than 900 stroke survivors. It found that fitter people were twice as likely as sedentary folk to […]

U.S. News & World Report: Today is world stroke day. Here’s what to know

World stroke day is a great opportunity to get up-to-date on the symptoms of stroke, who’s at risk and lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of stroke. Stroke, an injury in the brain that occurs after blood flow in the brain is blocked or a when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, is […]

Medical News Today: Stroke: Can lifestyle changes trump genetic risk?

Strokes happen when an obstruction restricts the blood supply to the brain, and so the brain does not receive enough oxygen. A person’s genetic makeup and their lifestyle both influence their risk of stroke, but which is more important?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every 40 seconds, a person in the […]

U.S. News & World Report: Does stroke run in your family? Healthy living lowers the risk

Has stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defense, new research shows. The study of more than 306,000 white British people found that exercising, eating right and not smoking lowered stroke risk — even for those whose DNA predisposed them to the attacks. (October 24, 2018) Read the full […]

Health Day: Stroke after heart attack: Danger may persist for months

After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest. “A heart attack is a risk factor for stroke for at least three months,” said researcher Dr. Alexander Merkler, an assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. […]

NBC News: The future of stroke prevention and treatment could be uneven

Though stroke deaths in the U.S. have fallen sharply in recent decades, research now shows that the long decline in mortality from “brain attacks” has leveled off — and doctors are concerned. “We are in trouble,” Dr. Janet Wright, executive director of the Million Hearts program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in […]

Harvard Business Review: Lessons from Mayo Clinic’s redesign of stroke care

Facing escalating costs of medications and technology, health care patients and providers in the United States continue to search for opportunities to reduce overall costs while maintaining and improving health care outcomes. At the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Stroke Center Practice, we conducted a project to design and deliver care more customized to the needs of […]