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The #1 Thing to Do to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is the greatest risk factor for stroke.  Therefore, if you have high blood pressure, managing it can significantly decrease your chances of having a stroke. We see hundreds of people with stroke symptoms each year in WakeMed’s seven adult emergency rooms (ERs).  Most of the first-time stroke patients […]

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Exercise & Your Brain: Are Couch Potatoes at Greater Risk for Cognitive Deterioration?

When was the last time you exercised? The Effect of Fitness on the Brain There is well documented research that physical exercise has protective effects against metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Recently, the effects of exercise and the benefits to healthy brain aging has received more attention as well. The exact mechanisms for how and under […]

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