(bymuratdeniz/E+, Getty Images) Hispanic stroke survivors know about the underlying health conditions that place them at risk for heart disease and subsequent strokes, but only some receive the treatment or support needed to keep blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes under control, new research shows. The study, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke,…

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and spills blood into the brain. (American Heart Association/American Stroke Association) People who smoke, especially those genetically predisposed to doing so, are at much higher risk for a rare but often fatal type of bleeding stroke, new research shows. And the more you smoke, the…

(Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/DigitalVision, Getty Images) People who have strokes or mini-strokes often experience a wide range of sleep disorders in the months that follow, a problem that can put them at increased risk for subsequent strokes, an analysis shows. Sleep problems – including insomnia, troubled breathing while asleep, restless legs in the evening and…

(janulla/iStock, Getty Images) The news that rapper and record executive Dr. Dre is recovering from a brain aneurysm has many people wondering: What is a brain aneurysm? What can be done about it? And what are the warning signs? The explanation begins with an important clarification: An aneurysm is like a bubble in the wall…

(Hiroshi Watanabe/DigitalVision, Getty Images) Certain types of antidepressants might be better than others for treating PTSD because they carry a lower risk of stroke, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, looked at data from 1.1 million U.S. veterans. It’s the largest-ever investigation of post-traumatic stress…

(SDI Productions/E+, Getty Images) Over more than a decade, the rate of repeat strokes in Mexican American adults declined faster than in their non-Hispanic white peers, new research shows. By the end of 2013, the differences between the two groups had vanished, according to the study published Thursday in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke….

(paci77/DigitalVision Vectors, Getty Images) The cumulative effect of several social factors can more than double the risk of stroke in people under 75, according to new research that examined the impact of living in a poor or rural area, having low education or income level, lacking health insurance or being Black. Research already has shown…

Stroke survivor and actor Timothy Omundson. (Photo courtesy of Timothy Omundson) For actor Timothy Omundson, art imitates life. After suffering a stroke that almost killed him, he was hired to play Gregory, a character on NBC’s comedy-drama “This Is Us” who is recovering from a major stroke. Just as Gregory was learning to walk again,…

(hmproudlove/E+, Getty Images) People living in rural areas of the United States are less likely to get the most advanced treatments for stroke and more likely to die in the hospital than their urban counterparts, according to a new study. Compared with stroke patients living in cities, researchers found those treated at rural hospitals were…

(WilliamSherman/iStock, Getty Images) The risk of stroke more than doubles for African Americans who smoke compared to their nonsmoking peers, according to a new study. “That risk becomes higher as the number of cigarettes smoked per day increases. The more you smoke, the more you stroke,” lead author Dr. Adebamike Oshunbade said in a news…