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Know the Signs of Stroke
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Read more...Some reminders about detecting and treating strokes:

Dr. Henry Woo and Dr. David Fiorella, co-directors of the Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center, say the most important thing is to remember the FAST rules about stroke symptoms:

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Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Read more...Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep apnea, lead to dementia. But they add to evidence that poor sleep may play a role in some older adults' mental decline.

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Cigarettes Cause One-Third of U.S. Cancer Deaths
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Read more...Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.
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Longer Breast-Feeding May Protect Infants at Risk for Obesity
Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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For babies at high risk for obesity, the longer they breast-feed, the less likely they may be to become overweight, a new study suggests.

"Breast-feeding for longer durations appears to have a protective effect against the early signs of overweight and obesity," said lead researcher Stacy Carling, a doctoral candidate in nutrition at Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y.

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How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
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Holiday joy can be lost on someone grieving the death of a loved one. But supportive family and friends can help the bereaved cope with this difficult period, experts say.

"One of the best ways to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgotten," J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, said in a news release from the group.

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