Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

Top Tips for Quitting Smoking

We all know smoking is bad for us. It’s been linked with all kinds of diseases, including stroke. But sometimes even the cold hard facts aren’t enough to make us want to kick the habit. If you’re considering cutting down or giving up, keep in mind these positive...
How Smoking Leads to Stroke

How Smoking Leads to Stroke

Many studies suggest smoking almost doubles the risk of stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a life-threatening type of stroke caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain (1). But how exactly does smoking affect the structure and function of the brain...
5 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol

5 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol

When we think about high cholesterol, we probably imagine a big plate of greasy food. It’s true that eating a diet high in saturated fat won’t do anything to help keep your heart healthy and your cholesterol under control. But, there are a few facts you might be...
Cholesterol: Is Stroke in Your Blood?

Cholesterol: Is Stroke in Your Blood?

Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance used by the body to build healthy cells. Your body naturally makes all the cholesterol it needs and carries it around the body in the bloodstream. But some people are more susceptible to having higher levels of cholesterol, and...
The Link Between Stroke and Heart Disease

The Link Between Stroke and Heart Disease

Heart disease and stroke have a lot in common. They happen because of the problems with blood vessels (in heart or brain) and are linked by their prevalence, being among the top causes of death worldwide, and by their long list of preventable causes. They are both...
Is Your Heart Putting You at Risk of Stroke?

Is Your Heart Putting You at Risk of Stroke?

Some people have an irregular, and often rapid, heartbeat (known as Atrial Fibrillation), which makes them more likely to experience a stroke. This condition is often associated with other diseases that affect the heart, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery...