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Elderly, Falling, Injury, Neurological, Disorder, Peripheral, Neuropathy

Falling May Be Linked To Neurological Disorder In Elderly

Nearly one in three people over age 65 and not living in a nursing home fall each year---and those falls often result in serious injury and significant cost. Now, through a series of studies, researchers have documented a strong link between falling and a neurological disorder called peripheral neuropathy.

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Johns, Hopkins, Malaria, Medicine, Plamodium, Malariae, Vinetz

Three-Day Treatment Cures Decades-Old Case of Malaria

A Johns Hopkins physician has discovered that a 74-year-old woman originally diagnosed with a blood cell cancer actually had a very mild case of malaria that lasted for as many as 70 years. Once he nailed down the cause of her symptoms, he cured her within three days.

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Number, Americans, Afflicted, With, Stroke

Study finds incidence of stroke over 40 percent higher than previously stated figures

The number of Americans afflicted with a stroke each year is estimated to be about 500,000 -- but that number is too low, according to a report in today's Stroke: A Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Ischemic, Stroke, Variation, Treatment, Professional, Education

Bench-mark project finds wide variance in levels of care for acute ischemic stroke among academic medical centers

While medical professionals may understand how and why a stroke happens, researchers say the wide variation in treatment of stroke patients shows that much professional education is needed to ensure they receive the most up-to-date care.

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Acute, Stroke, Teams, Lower, Cost, Solution

Survey finds acute stroke teams gaining prevalence

There may be a lower cost solution to fighting stroke that doesn't involve new equipment or new therapies. Researchers say the formation of an acute stroke team (AST), comprised of stroke-savvy health professionals, can streamline stroke care in major medical centers.

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Telecommunications, Equipment, Reduce, time, Clot Blusting, Treatment

"BAT"mobile attempts to speed response time to stroke patients

By using high-tech telecommunications equipment, researchers hope to reduce the time it takes to determine whether an individual having a stroke can be safely given the potentially life saving clot-busting treatment.

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First, Stroke, Increase, Steadily, Population, U.S.

Incidence of Stroke to Skyrocket well into The 21st Century

Approximately 400,000 Americans have a first-ever stroke each year, and according to researchers from the University of Iowa, current trends indicate that number will increase steadily, surpassing the 1 million mark in 2050.

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Folate, Heart Disease, Prevention, Health, Nutrition, Vitamins

CRN Urges Federal Policy Makers to Incorporate Folic Acid, B6 Findings Into Life-Saving Health Messages

High intakes of two B vitaminsæfolic acid and B6æcan reduce the risk of heart disease in women by 45 percent, announced Harvard University researchers in the February 4, 1998, Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Johns, Hopkins, Medicine, Kidney, Disease, Mycophenolate, Mofetil, MMF, Steroids, Glomerular, Disease

Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease

A Johns Hopkins evaluation of a drug commonly used to prevent rejection of kidney transplants has found that it also may help patients with severe symptoms of kidney disease.

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Cardiovascular, Heart, Disease, Stroke, Prevention, Lifestyle, Teeth, Depression

Heart Disease Prevention And Treatment Tip Sheet

February is American Heart Month and the American Heart Association (AHA) has launched a nationwide campaign to educate people---especially women---about the dangers of heart disease and stroke.







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