Days after learning about stroke at school, Katie Murphy recognized her mother’s symptoms and got help. Katie (left) with mother Christa Murphy. (Photos courtesy of Christa Murphy) Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn’t going like it should. She kept dropping the soap in the shower. She squeezed…

During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart. The quintuple bypass surgery that followed was “the scariest moment of my life,” she recalled. Despite…

Using the latest guidelines on high blood pressure would result in nearly 950,000 more U.S. stroke survivors diagnosed with the disease and could reduce deaths among stroke survivors by nearly one-third, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, comes in the wake of updated guidelines on…