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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.
Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less chance of readmission

Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less chance of readmission

Strategies to make socially assistive robots valuable and trustworthy assistants for medical therapies

Strategies to make socially assistive robots valuable and trustworthy assistants for medical therapies

Making robots as valuable and trustworthy assistants for medical therapies

Making robots as valuable and trustworthy assistants for medical therapies

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

Hospitals battle for control over fast-growing heart-valve procedure

Statins may improve conditions of people with rare lung disease

Statins may improve conditions of people with rare lung disease

Researchers find mechanism that prepares brain to replicate repeated actions

Researchers find mechanism that prepares brain to replicate repeated actions

Valley Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for fourth consecutive time

Valley Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for fourth consecutive time

Study shows link between thinning of the retina and early sign of Parkinson's disease

Study shows link between thinning of the retina and early sign of Parkinson's disease

Eating white button mushrooms could improve regulation of glucose in the liver

Eating white button mushrooms could improve regulation of glucose in the liver

Proper treatment, refraining from smoking can reduce heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes

Proper treatment, refraining from smoking can reduce heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of COPD death in adulthood

Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of COPD death in adulthood

New research finds no harm from average salt consumption

New research finds no harm from average salt consumption

Cognitive impairment does not equate to unhappiness in older adults

Cognitive impairment does not equate to unhappiness in older adults

Parental life span linked with increased longevity and health in daughters

Parental life span linked with increased longevity and health in daughters

Restoring blood flow may be linked to longer survival in patients with critical limb ischemia

Restoring blood flow may be linked to longer survival in patients with critical limb ischemia

Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism

Study provides insight into link between sleep apnea and lipid metabolism

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

Researchers focus on uncoupling obesity from diabetes

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

NIH grant for Mount Sinai to study use of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of sickle cell disease

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs