• Spending Time in a Sauna Can Reduce Your Risk for a Stroke

    One year ago - By Mercola

    By Dr. Mercola
    In the U.S., many Americans use a sauna only while at the gym or on vacation, if at all, in contrast to people living in Finland. At least once a week, 99 percent of Finns 1 take a sauna, and some far more often. The Finns value sauna use for stress relief. Known as a “poor man's pharmacy,” saunas offer proven health benefits virtually anyone can enjoy.
    Not surprisingly, much of the research has come from Finland where saunas are nearly as common as television sets, found in private homes, offices and even factories. 2 Today, they're becoming increasingly popular with...
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  • Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients

    One year ago - By News Medical

    In patients who have had a minor stroke or a transient ischemic stroke , the risk of getting a full-blown stroke or a major stroke is high. A new study has found that these high-risk individuals, when prescribed with clot-preventing drugs clopidogrel along with aspirin show a lower risk of getting major stroke.
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