Tag Archives: women

Stroke risk tied to women’s weight

By: Emily Lunardo | Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 11:30 AM
Stroke risk tied to women’s weight

Being overweight has been found to be associated with a higher stroke risk in women. More specifically, carrying around excess weight increases the risk of experiencing the most common type of stroke. On the upside, those extra pounds also mean… Read More

The heart attack symptom you might not know about

By: Bel Marra Health | Monday, February 29, 2016 - 08:00 AM
heart attack symptom

Chest pain, difficulty breathing, discomfort, nausea, and unusual tiredness are all common heart attack symptoms you are probably aware of. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack is crucial for the treatment and emergency care to occur immediately… Read More

Women, minorities fare worse after stroke: Study

By: Emily Lunardo | Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Women, minorities fare worse after stroke

Although anyone can experience a stroke, a new study has found that women and minorities fare worse during stroke aftermath, compared to men and whites. Dr. Richard Libman, vice chair of neurology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New… Read More

Urine leaks in osteoporosis improve with physical therapy

By: Devon Andre | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Urine leaks, or urinary incontinence, are common among women with osteoporosis, but new findings suggest urine leaks can be combated with physical therapy. Physical therapy to help improve urine leaks is focused on pelvic muscle training, which was shown to… Read More

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