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June 23, 2006

Aaron Spelling Dies at 83

The guilty-pleasure producer, whose prime-time hits, including Charlie's Angels, Dynasty and Beverly Hills, 90210, were often dismissed by critics, but more often embraced by audiences, died Friday, five days after suffering a stroke. He was 83. (eonline.com)

June 21, 2006

Aaron Spelling Has Stroke

Aaron Spelling, producer of TV’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Charlie’s Angels,” suffered a stroke at his Holmby Hills estate over the weekend and was being treated at home, his publicist said Wednesday. (MSNBC)

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September 28, 2005

Lipitor Approved for Wider Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved widening the pool of people who can take the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack to many diabetics who have risk factors for heart disease, the drug's manufacturer announced Tuesday. (Washington Post)

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August 17, 2005

Coretta Scott King Suffers Stroke

Friends of Coretta Scott King reported today that the 78-year-old widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., is in fair condition in Piedmont Hospital here after suffering a stroke Tuesday. (MedPage Today)

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August 15, 2005

Dick Clark Will Return New Year's Eve

For the first time since a stroke in December, Clark is going to appear on live television -- to co-host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Dec. 31. (KCRA.com)

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June 18, 2005

Blood Test for Stroke Risk

A blood test already used to help screen for heart problems won U.S. approval to help predict a patient’s risk for stroke, officials for the firm that makes it said Friday. (Reuters)

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January 21, 2005

Questions on Plavix Safety

A study to be published today in The New England Journal of Medicine found that patients taking Plavix, a popular antistroke drug, experience more than 12 times as many ulcers as patients who take aspirin plus a heartburn pill.

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September 30, 2004

Tony Blair in Hospital for Heart Treatment, Implant Promises Reduced Stroke Risk

"British Prime Minister Tony Blair will go into hospital today for "routine" treatment after suffering a recurrence of his irregular heart beat."

"A tiny device implanted into the heart appears to block strokes caused by a common irregular heartbeat, sealing off a spot where blood clots form."

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August 21, 2004

Treadmill Stress Test, New Stroke Treatment

"Most doctors use a treadmill stress test to help identify hardening arteries in the heart, but new report finds the treadmill test might not always make the best diagnosis."

The FDA has approved a revolutionary new treatment for stroke patients: a tiny corkscrew device that doctors thread into a vein in the leg, and then up through the body to the brain.

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August 11, 2004

Exercise for Strokes, Heart Disease Detection

"Doctors should prescribe exercise for stroke victims so that they can get their old movement back, prevent future stroke and heart attacks, and improve aerobic fitness, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association on exercise for stroke survivors."

"Sometime in the near future, patients may be able to go to the doctor's office for a routine visit and come out knowing whether they have fatty deposits in their arteries that are putting them at risk for heart disease."

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August 07, 2004

Ronald Isley Has Stroke, Silent Heart Problems

Ronald Isley, lead singer with soul legends The Isley Brothers, had a minor stroke after being taken ill in London.

A study says 1 in 5 people with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for heart disease even though they lack symptoms.

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