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What is a Brain Aneurysm by Caroline Marshak

By at June 10, 2014 | 2:06 pm | 0 Comment

A brain aneurysm is a bulging wall of an artery that supplies blood to the brain.  The most common place in the brain for this activity to occur is at the base, an area called the circle of Willis. Cerebral aneurysms are a problem to hundreds of thousands of people, but it can go unnoticed. In some cases, the artery or vessel may rupture, resulting in what is called a more...

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What are Ischemic Strokes by Suzanne Reed

By at June 9, 2014 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

My mother has been a nurse for about 36 years, and when I was little she worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, a facility associated with Washington University, and she primarily worked in the stroke and brain injury unit.  The common term “stroke” actually is a common term that technically is referred to as a cerebral vascular accident, or more...

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What is Hypertension By Jessica Becherer

By at June 8, 2014 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

Hypertension or high blood pressure as it is commonly known, is a disease that affects many people. In some it may only be a slight disease, while in others it can be very severe. It is a common disease that many people may be familiar with but aren’t sure what the causes are or how to treat it. Lets first get started with what high blood pressure actually is. High more...

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