Memorial Day 2016 started just like any other day. David Van Zant went through his morning routine of making coffee and opening the newspaper at his home in Egg Harbor Township.
A combination of the cold weather and Thursday’s snowstorm has left at least one South Jersey health provider with a surge in patient cases.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Clare McLaughlin concentrated as she maneuvered a joystick so her flying game character mimicked her movements on a computer screen and collected gold coins for points while evading the flying eagles and hawks that could derail her high score.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — If you or someone you know is interested in learning about products and services for disabilities, there’s one place next week that will showcase it all.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A $1 million donation will help Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation launch a specialized center focused on recovery treatment for neurological diseases and disorders.
Gary Hanson spent Father’s Day at his son’s home in Pennsylvania. It was the second time he had to spend the holiday without his own father.
The difference between living with a severe disability and returning to independent activities after a stroke depends on time.
Prescription opioid painkillers can provide relief from the worst pain. But that relief comes at a cost.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke.
Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been healthy advice for years, but most people don't heed it.
There's no stronger scare tactic into leading a healthy lifestyle than suffering a heart attack or stroke, which is why it may be surprising many survivors don't make changes needed to improve their health.
Reduce stroke risk
Question: If you get to the hospital quickly after having a stroke and get treatment right away, does that mean there won't be any of the typical after-effects of a stroke?
Seems there has been a bit of confusion (understatement) about some recent studies on the effect of sodium on "health" versus "blood pressure."
Many people at risk for heart attack are also at higher risk for stroke, since the underlying disease process - atherosclerosis - can block blood flow to the brain, just as it does in the heart. Although many people know chest pain is a sign of insufficient blood flow to the heart, they may …
Tomatoes and stroke protection
Large doses of Vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have found.
Question: For the past six months, I've had two attacks of small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions. I've been told there's nothing I can do to prevent future attacks. Can you elaborate on this subject? - A.M., Cape May
Like close cousins, heart disease and stroke share a common lineage. Both emerge from a mix of nature (genes), nurture (upbringing and environment), and personal choice (smoking, exercise, etc). For most of us, personal choice largely determines whether a stroke lies ahead. Guidelines on the…
Sexual activity is safe for many people who have experienced heart problems or stroke, experts said Thursday in a statement containing recommendations for safe sexual activity.
Question: Besides watching salt in my diet, are there any foods I can eat that can help reduce my blood pressure and risk of stroke? - A.Y., Philadelphia
Women can lower their stroke risk by lacing up their sneakers and walking, a new study suggests.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - When Frank McKinney began therapy at Dr. Lumy Sawaki's lab, his right arm was bent permanently to his chest and his fingers stayed perpetually clenched.
More than 140,000 people in the U.S. die each year from stroke, making it the country's second leading cause of death for women, and the third for men. About 795,000 strokes occur each year. At least one-quarter occur in people younger than 65, making it a health subject important to several…