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American Heart Association says breaking a sweat while exercising regularly may help reduce Stroke Risk

 

Stroke is also the 5th leading killer in Tennessee (about 3200 deaths per year).

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Breaking a sweat while working out regularly may reduce your risk of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Regular activity seems to lower stroke risk by reducing blood pressure, weight and blood sugar.

People walking in a park. (American Heart Association)

People walking in a park. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says early brain stimulation may help Stroke Survivors recover language function

 

Survivors treated with the technique regained more language function than those who did not get treatment.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Non-invasive brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language function, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Between 20 percent to 30 percent of stroke survivors have aphasia, a disorder that affects the ability to grasp language, read, write or speak. It’s most often caused by strokes that occur in areas of the brain that control speech and language. Tennessee is in the middle of the “stroke belt” of the nation, with a high rate of stroke, and this disorder affects many Tennessee stroke victims.

Stimulating brain may help stroke survivors recover language function.

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