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Slash Your Risk of Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of disability and poor quality of life Healthy lifestyle choices can largely prevent or postpone stroke You’ve all heard of stroke, but what is it, anyway? Stroke refers to either a clot in an artery in the brain that blocks blood flow (ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel in the…

Neighborhood Cohesion Predicts Health

Including stroke and heart attack? Use of preventive health services? Neighborhood social cohesion refers to the perceived degree of connectedness between and among neighbors and their willingness to take action for the common good. Greater neighborhood social cohesion predicts better overall health. Stroke is a leading cause of disability in the US. Would greater social…

A Vegetarian Diet and Stroke

Are vegetarians healthier than meat eaters? What about stroke? Stroke greatly increases your risk of serious mental and physical disability. A 2016 report from the EPIC-Oxford study in the UK did not show a significant link between vegetarianism and death due to stroke. But a 2019 update of the EPIC-Oxford study of 48,188 participants showed…