Topic: strokes

Women and Strokes: Know the Warning Signs

Every year, more women than men are affected by a stroke, but few know the warning signs. Ignoring key indicators could lead to paralysis or even death. Many women believe a stroke is something that happens when they’re older. But in reality, a stroke can occur at any age.

Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs Tied to Strokes in Young Adults

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year. New research conducted in Ohio and Kentucky identified that drug abuse, heavy drinking and smoking may affect the heart, arteries and blood, increasing risk of stroke at a young age.

Value of Fitness, Health - Women's Health & Fitness

Women Encouraged to Invest in Their Health and Fitness

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – September 29, 2010 – provides an opportunity for women to take a few minutes to evaluate their personal health and fitness and develop a plan to improve, such as making time for regular physical activity or eating more nutritious meals.

Taking Care of Your Heart - Warning Signs

Be Heart Healthy

Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are preventable at least 80 percent of the time. The prescription for a healthy heart is to eat nutritious meals and exercise for 30 minutes five days a week.


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