Patients who arrived at specific hospitals within an hour of experiencing stroke symptoms received a powerful clot-busting drug twice as often as those who arrived later in the approved time window for treatment, according to a new study presented today.
Platelets, tiny and relatively uncharted tenants of the bloodstream known mostly for their role in blood clotting, turn out to also rally sustained immune system inflammatory responses that play a critical role in organ transplant rejection, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins scientists.
After his first weight-loss surgery three years ago, Paul Martin considered getting a tattoo designed around the four small surgical scars on his side
Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke.
First, she felt a little faint. Then the chest pain started: "It was steady and constant, not jabbing," Mary Atkins recalled. She called her doctor, who told her to go to the nearest emergency department. The 81-year-old San Jose resident decided to drive to the hosptial.
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