THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 -- Stroke survivors who eat plenty of leafy greens, fish and other healthy foods may help preserve their brain function as time goes on, a preliminary study suggests.
Researchers found the benefits among stroke survivors who most closely followed the principles of the so-called "MIND" diet. It pulls together elements from two eating plans known to improve heart health: the traditional Mediterranean diet and the "DASH" diet, for controlling high blood pressure.
SUNDAY, Dec. 3, 2017 -- Even months after recovering from the flu, older people remain at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke or disability, a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases warns.
"We all know about the illness influenza causes -- obviously fever and making you feel poorly, aches and pains -- and that is because it sets up a systemic inflammatory response," said Dr. William Schaffner.
TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 -- High doses of vitamin D seem to keep arteries more flexible and pliable, potentially warding off future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, preliminary research suggests.
In just four months, vitamin D supplements reduced arterial stiffness in a group of 70 young black men and women, according to results from a small-scale clinical trial.