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A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to your brain stops. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are two kinds of stroke. The more common kind, called ischemic stroke, is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. The other kind, called hemorrhagic stroke, is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. "Mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
Kaiser Permanente delivers clot-busting drugs to stroke patients more than twice as fast as national rates

Kaiser Permanente delivers clot-busting drugs to stroke patients more than twice as fast as national rates

Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Study finds erectile dysfunction as risk factor for early cardiovascular disease

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Survey finds extremely high rate of mortality from sepsis in ICUs

Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation

Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Minority people less likely to see dermatologist for psoriasis treatment

Minority people less likely to see dermatologist for psoriasis treatment

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

An overlooked epidemic: Older Americans taking too many unneeded drugs

High-intensity exercise decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients

High-intensity exercise decreases worsening of motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients

Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors

Study finds rural-urban disparities in prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment among seniors

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

Isolation during holidays can impact health of seniors

LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases

LSUHealthNO breakthrough may pave way for advances in obesity-related diseases

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Death receptors in the blood can help measure risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes

Researchers develop molecular beacon to find hypoxic spots in real time

Researchers develop molecular beacon to find hypoxic spots in real time

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

Study: ‘Obesity paradox’ not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease

Nutrition labeling has little impact on sodium consumption

Nutrition labeling has little impact on sodium consumption

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

Study shows how electrical stimulation in the brain instructs appropriate response

3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system

3D mini brains put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system

Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

Interim survey results indicate low levels of CVD risk awareness among people with type 2 diabetes

The Valley Hospital uses novel mobile app to enhance pre-hospital emergency care

The Valley Hospital uses novel mobile app to enhance pre-hospital emergency care