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Timing is critical for stroke victims

When it comes to successfully minimizing physical — and subsequent mental and emotional — damage caused by stroke, timing is of the essence. Yet, according to new research published this week in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association too often patients suffering a stroke or their loved ones may wait too long to call 911

Depression May Boost Risk of Stroke

Depression may go hand in hand with a number of other physical health problems, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Now the latest evidence suggests that depression may also increase the risk of stroke.

Stroke patients may get more aggressive care on weekends

Patients who suffer a stroke on the weekends may receive more aggressive care in hospitals compared with those who have a stroke on a weekday, according to new research published in the Archives of Neurology. Drawing on previous research that suggested that heart attack patients admitted on weekends may not receive the same quality of