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Sleep Apnea Can Double Risk of Hard-to-Treat Hypertension in African-Americans

Monday, December 17, 2018—A new study published in Circulation reveals that African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressu…

Large Global Registry of Stroke-Inducing Blood Clots Launched

Tuesday, December 11, 2018—The single largest global registry will collect and analyze stroke-inducing blood clots removed from the brain by thrombectomy. The Excellent Registry will enroll up to 1,000 …

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

New Campaign Urges Women to Take The Lead on Brain Health

Friday, November 16, 2018—A new campaign, Be Brain Powerful (bebrainpowerful.org), has been launched to encourage women to talk about brain health and take steps to preserve cognitive function has…

Migraines that Affect Vision May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Thursday, November 15, 2018—People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a study published in Neurology.  Participan…

Study Confirms Benefits of Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Wednesday, November 14, 2018—A prospective, multi-center clinical study of 42 patients with brain lesions that recurred after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for metastatic brain tumors showed p…

Montreal Cognitive Assessment—A 10-Minute Test—May Predict Long-Term Outcomes for Patients with Stroke

Thursday, October 18, 2018—In a prospective study (Neurology. 2018:October 18.) of 274 patients in France and Germany, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was administered 1 week after these p…

Culturally Tailored Skills-Based Intervention More Effective for Secondary-Stroke Prevention for Hispanic Patients

Monday, October 08, 2018—Although there are evidence-based interventions proven effective for reducing the incidence of a second stroke, repeat stroke is frequent, accounting for approximately 25% of …

 
 

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