Neurologist Dr. Kevin Sheth’s latest research project could be a game-changer. (Photo courtesy of Yale School of Medicine) As a neurologist working mostly in an emergency or intensive care setting, Dr. Kevin Sheth often found himself forced to decide quickly what he thought was wrong inside a patient’s brain. The treatment would be so much easier…

(AntonioGuillem/iStock, Getty Images) People with obsessive-compulsive disorder may be more than three times as likely as those without it to have a stroke caused by a blood clot, particularly older adults, new research finds. The research, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, suggests people with OCD should be closely monitored and treated…

(Jolygon/iStock, Getty Images) Identifying the cause of a stroke or mini-stroke within 48 hours could help pinpoint the treatment to help prevent additional strokes, new guidelines say. The recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, published Monday in the journal Stroke, are an update to guidelines issued in 2014. The AHA regularly releases science-based…

Carol (left) and Rich Coulther have attended a stroke camp every year since Rich’s stroke. (Photo courtesy of Carol Coulther) When Carol Coulther’s husband, Rich, had a stroke, her teacher instincts kicked in immediately. She began writing down everything his doctors said to make sense of what happened and what he would need in his…

(Andrzej Wojcicki/Science Photo Library, Getty Images) Lea en español If there’s one good thing that can be said of strokes, it’s this: The vast majority of them don’t need to happen. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented through healthy lifestyle changes and working with health care practitioners to control stroke risk factors. Researchers…