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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.
Role of dentists in identifying domestic violence victims

Role of dentists in identifying domestic violence victims

Device converts brain signals into speech, offering hope for patients

Device converts brain signals into speech, offering hope for patients

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

Drugs for treatment of stroke, vascular dementia show promising results in early trial

Drugs for treatment of stroke, vascular dementia show promising results in early trial

Study finds different amounts of physical therapy for stroke patients

Study finds different amounts of physical therapy for stroke patients

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

Computer program mimics natural speech using brain signals from epilepsy patients

Computer program mimics natural speech using brain signals from epilepsy patients

Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events

Using blood thinners in heart failure patients associated with reduced risk of thromboembolic events

We are sitting more! How bad is that?

We are sitting more! How bad is that?

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Skipping breakfast linked with increased risk of death from heart disease

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Plant-based diets associated with lower risk of heart failure

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

Asia's diabetes epidemic increases risk of death among women, middle-aged people

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

First-of-its-kind study highlights lethal impact of medical emergencies worldwide

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

Liver illness strikes Latino children like a ‘silent tsunami’

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

New study calls healthiness of eggs into question

Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients

Scientists revive pig brain cells four hours after death, providing hope for stroke patients

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

New Virtual Reality Therapy game could offer relief for patients with chronic pain, mobility issues

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Diabetic drug shows potential to be repurposed as heart disease treatment for non-diabetic patients

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Study to compare benefits of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on MS symptoms

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years