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8 ways to stop ‘silent killer’

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John, at 62, had gone from being a CEO (chief executive officer) of a Fortune 500 company to a nursing home resident in just a matter of six months. After a devastating stroke, his doctors held little hope of any significant recovery. What John had often referred to as “just a little high blood pressure” had destroyed his world.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Study: Many stroke survivors think about suicide

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One in 12 stroke survivors thought about suicide or that they would be better off dead, a new US survey reveals. That’s more than those with other health problems such as heart attacks or cancer, and it suggests that depression after stroke is more serious than many had realized.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Heart doctors bat for Santiago’s ‘sin tax’ bill

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Noting how Filipino heart attack or stroke victims are getting younger and younger, cardiologists and heart specialists on Tuesday urged the Senate to pass Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s version of the “sin tax” bill in order to save an estimated 75,000 lives annually.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

There’s sex life after a stroke, doctors say

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Sex need not be forbidden for someone who has suffered a stroke.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Migraine a risk factor for stroke?

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WE USED to think that migraine is a bothersome but otherwise benign type of headache. Recent data suggest that it may not really be as harmless as it was believed to be. Two weeks ago, I joined around 20 Filipino heart specialists who attended an international congress on the treatment of hypertension and its complications [...]

Posted: July 8th, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

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