How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates

How does alcohol affect stroke risk? Study investigates

Written by Ana Sandoiu Published on medicalnewstoday.com As the winter holidays are fast approaching, alcohol consumption rates are about to go up. While low to moderate drinking has been shown by some studies to have beneficial effects on the heart and circulatory...

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High Blood Pressure: Risk for Alzheimer’s?

High Blood Pressure: Risk for Alzheimer’s?

High blood pressure in middle age can lead to impaired cognition and is a potential risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from the American Heart Association co-authored by Loyola Medicine neurologist José Biller, MD. Dr. Biller is a member of...

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Popular heartburn medication may increase ischemic stroke risk

Popular heartburn medication may increase ischemic stroke risk

A popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, used to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016....

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Stroke Action Plan for Europe