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STROKE — What Is It?

You know you don’t want one. You know it’s dangerous. Even if a stroke doesn’t kill you, you could end up disabled, dependent, unable to return to your previous life. But what exactly is a stroke? A stroke is what happens when a part of the brain doesn’t get enough blood flow. Blood carries oxygen and […]

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

John Singleton. Luke Perry. What do they have in common? Both were famous, both died young, 51 and 52 respectively, and both died from strokes. It’s May! That means it’s National Stroke Awareness Month. Let me remind you of a few facts about stroke…Each year about 795,000 Americans have a stroke. Some are first strokes, others […]

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Eat Your Berries — They’re Superfoods

We know how beneficial berries can be for our brains. What about the rest of our bodies? Our hearts, for example… Those same anthocyanins that combat oxidation and inflammation in your brain do the same elsewhere. Those two are demons that have a hand in many chronic diseases — heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, etc. In […]

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