Age is one of the biggest misconceptions about stroke

It's National Stroke Awareness Month and one of the biggest misconceptions about stroke is that it only happens to the elderly. While age is one of the risk factors and your chance for a stroke increases with age, anyone ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How common is stroke in people critically ill with COVID-19?

A large, year-long study has found that among people with COVID-19 who were hospitalized in an intensive care unit (ICU), 2% experienced a stroke after they were admitted to the ICU. The preliminary study released today, ...


Sex after stroke: New study highlights survivors' fears

Stroke survivors often have difficulty with sex, and it can affect their lives beyond the bedroom. A new study offers fresh insight on the barriers—and how health care providers might help.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stroke survivors may have higher suicide risk

Stroke survivors may be more likely to attempt or die by suicide than people who have not had a stroke, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference ...


Telemedicine for stroke improves patient outcomes, saves lives

Patients who go to the hospital with symptoms suggestive of a stroke need rapid expert assessment and treatment to halt brain damage, which could mean the difference between life and death. Yet many hospitals do not have ...

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