After stroke strikes, what comes next?

Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, wants stroke survivors to know that while life may be different after a stroke, rehabilitation can help them regain some independence, decrease chances of another stroke and provide new goals to work toward.

Delayed pushing appears to have no effect on chances for spontaneous vaginal delivery

Washington, DC - Delaying pushing during the second stage of labor - when the cervix is fully dilated at 10 centimeters - is a common practice at many U.S. hospitals, but it may have no effect on whether pregnant women deliver spontaneously (without a cesarean section or other intervention), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know and How You Can Help

Atlanta, Georgia - As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins, the American Cancer Society says remarkable progress against the disease should not obscure the significant challenges remaining.

Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Washington, DC - It’s time to get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone get their flu vaccine now as influenza often increases at this time of year. In addition, the American Red Cross has steps people can take to help prevent the spread of the flu.

New Medicare Cards Coming to Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona - Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Thursday alongside a top Medicare official, and a representative from Senior Medicare Patrol, discussed new Medicare cards currently in the mail to more than 1.3 million Arizonans. The new cards will no longer utilize a person’s Social Security Number to cut down on identity fraud.