Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women's Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.

Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise often promotes better heart health, but it's still important to take precautions.

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psychotherapy can help some people avoid the disruptive behaviors linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a new study suggests that brain scans can help spot those patients for whom the therapy will be most effective.

Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mistakes made on memory and thinking tests may be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.

Half of U.S. Hispanics With High Cholesterol Unaware They Have It: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Hispanic people in the United States with high cholesterol levels aren't aware they have the health problem and more than two-thirds who are aware aren't being treated, a new study indicates.

Health Tip: What's Behind High Cholesterol?

(HealthDay News) -- High cholesterol is a risk factor for serious health problems, from heart attack to stroke.

Noisy Neighborhoods Tied to Higher Stroke Risk

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to noise pollution from traffic may reduce life expectancy, a new study contends.

Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive physical therapy helps restore arm function in people who have survived a severe stroke, a new study finds.