Most Hispanic American stroke survivors know when they have risk factors like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes that make repeat strokes more likely, but a new study suggests they still don’t get treatment to manage these conditions.
By Linda Carroll, regular health contributor to NBC News and Reuters Health.
At least 31 million adults in the U.S. have Type 2 diabetes.
Being an adult with obesity doesn't just mean you've got an annoying few pounds around your waist. It can lead to worse: "Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death," says the CDC. Knowing the signals that you're becoming or have become obese could save your life. Read on to see what they are, according to the CDC—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter
Researchers have developed a new Spanish acronym aimed to raise awareness of stroke symptoms in the Hispanic community. Known as RAPIDO, it seeks to replicate the popular FAST mnemonic that exists in English.
By MANUEL BALCE CENETA Associated Press
More than two dozen faith leaders in the U.S. capital region have gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus in an event aimed at encouraging others to get the shot