Posts Tagged ‘Stroke’

Personality Traits Can Really Do Harm To Your Health

Personality type can give you health advantages or make you more likely to get diseases such as heart disease or stroke. Traits can determine how healthy we are. How stressed or angry you are, and how you interact with the world, depends on your personality style. And it is going to affect your health. For…

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Atrial Fibrillation: What Is It, How Does It Affect Your Health

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a condition that disrupts your heartbeat. A glitch in the heart’s electrical system makes its upper chambers (the atria) beat so fast they quiver, or fibrillate. This causes the lower chambers (the ventricles) to beat out of sync. Usually the atria and ventricles work together so the heart pumps blood in…

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Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep.  The word “apnea” is a Greek word which literally means, “without breath.” Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts…

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Type II Diabetes Is A Very Serious Illness

Type II Diabetes: What Is it? Your body does a poor job converting carbohydrates into energy. This builds up sugar in your blood. Over time it increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, infections, and several other very serious illnesses. It strikes people of all ages, and the early symptoms are mild.  It is…

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Smart Robot Keeps People Walking During Rehab

A smart robot by Swiss scientists continuously trains and assists patients during walking rehabilitation sessions. Smart Robot The smart robot consists of a harness suspended from the ceiling and pulled up and forward by motors. Assistive force is controlled by an algorithm that measures stride, leg position, and muscle activity. Furthermore, the robot guarantees that the person…

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