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  • Causes of High Blood Pressure in Elderly Adults

    As we age, all sorts of questions about our health become more important: Should I be concerned about high blood pressure? How do I know if I have it? Am I at risk for a stroke? What about a heart ... Read More
  • Women and High Blood Pressure: Added Concerns in the Elderly

    Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is an affliction that, according to the CDC, affects 1 in 3 Americans and over half of individuals 55 and older. High blood pressure is a ... Read More
  • Stroke Patient Care Plan & Resources

    On her way to water aerobics one lovely July morning, my 80 year old mother-in-law suffered a major stroke. She followed a familiar course of treatment: admitted to the ER, intensive care followed by ... Read More
  • Stroke in Elderly Adults: Signs, Symptoms, Prognosis

    This is the first in the series and presents an overview of several types of strokes, their effects and prognosis for stroke victims. Later entries will delve into such topics as stroke survival, ... Read More
  • Elderly Stroke: Rehabilitation, Recovery, Survival

    Caring for a loved one who has had a stroke can be very taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the National Stroke Association, strokes are the fourth-highest cause of death . Those ... Read More
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