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Thinking of quitting smoking? Today’s the day

Quitting smoking is famously hard. However, according to recent findings, the sooner one stops, the better. Perhaps today is the day? Smoking tobacco, as most of us are well aware, increases the risk of a wide range of serious health issues. Associated conditions include heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and several…

Binge Drinking May Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke in the Following Week

A new study suggests having six to nine drinks in one day nearly doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke over the following week. Just having one drink was found to increase the risk of cardiovascular problems over the next 24 hours, according to Reuters. However, having two to…

Surge in Synthetic Marijuana Emergency Room Visits Reported in Denver

Emergency rooms in Denver, Colorado reported a surge in visits related to synthetic marijuana in the late summer and early fall, according to the Los Angeles Times. Experts say similar patterns may emerge in other parts of the country. Between August 24 and September 19, area emergency rooms saw 263…

Researchers Develop At-Home 3D Video Game for Stroke Patients

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed a therapeutic at-home gaming program for stroke patients who experience motor weakness affecting 80 percent of survivors. Hemiparesis affects 325,000 individuals each year, according to the National Stroke Association. It is defined as weakness or the inability to move…