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Forgetful? Remember to give your brain a boost

So you’re leaving the office to go home and in the parking lot realize you left your keys in the desk drawer. That’s the second time this week. You also forgot your sister’s birthday, the tickets...
How to lower your risk for stroke: Exercise regularly; Maintain a healthy weight; Quit smoking; Lower your blood pressure; Lower your cholesterol; Drink only in moderation

Strokes can happen to her, too

Arie Malone knew something was wrong when she tried to stand. “I woke up that morning and needed to go to the bathroom,’’ the 80-year-old Lakeland resident said. “But I couldn’t get off the bed...
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Lovesick? How falling in love affects your health

The ancient Greeks called it eros. The wise old owl in Disney’s “Bambi” called it “being twitterpated.” And Dr. Jason Castro, a family medicine physician with Tampa General Medical Group, calls...
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Why do we like Halloween? It tickles the primitive parts of your...

Now that Halloween is here, let’s brush aside the spider webs and skeletons and ask ourselves a spooky question. Why do we like Halloween so much anyway? Why do we seek out creepy, eerie things?...
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Too young for a stroke? Risk rising among younger adults

His younger patients follow a pattern. They arrive in the emergency room with double vision, or terrible headaches. They’re scared. And they tend to have one other common bond, said Dr. Erfan...
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Questions about stroke? Check out #StrokeTalk

Earlier this week, @TGHCares joined @American_Stroke, @HeartTampaBay and other national experts for a tweet chat moderated by @NINDSnews (the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)...
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After a Brain Injury, a Mountain to Climb

As a former Marine, Pete Mitchell has spent his share of time in the world’s most dangerous places. But it wasn’t Baghdad that nearly killed him. Mitchell was driving his motorcycle down Ashley...
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"Seeing stars" is serious: what parents need to know...

Zipping down slides and kicking soccer goals are fun, healthy activities for kids – but they aren’t without risk. More than 170,000 children across the country find themselves in emergency...
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A Bold Choice to Fight Epilepsy

It was scary enough for Letitia Browne-James’ parents to witness their child’s epileptic seizures. But they were also frightened when a doctor suggested brain surgery for their 12-year-old. “My...
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