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What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or ministroke?

What Is a TIA?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) results from a sudden, temporary lack of blood flow to your brain. This can cause symptoms similar to a stroke, such as weakness, difficulty speaking, and numbness. 1,034 more words


Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Antidepressants do not Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

There is some controversy on whether antidepressants increase or reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems (myocardial infarction, stroke or transient ischemic attack, arrhythmia). To address this issue, … 120 more words

Mental Illness

Straight, No Chaser: Stroke Recognition

This content of this post is so simple yet important that it really warrants taking up space in a few of your brain’s cells. Most of us know someone who has suffered from a stroke. 480 more words

Sterling Medical Advice

As plot twists go, it's not the best...

It’s four months since my last blog entry.  It’s cold outside with the possibility of snow later; a far cry from the weather of July.  July seems a long time ago now… 477 more words


Like a Hole in the Heart

I felt comfortable calling myself a writer after being published for the second time in a national magazine (the first time, well, that could’ve been a fluke). 32 more words

Changing My Views on Exercise

Prior to my health scare last August 12, I sustained a neck strain from overexercising. This has prompted me from cutting back on the exercise and since my almost-stroke I haven’t gotten around to exercising one bit. 500 more words


Life Stories: A Narrow Escape Part 2

As soon as I was booked in the Emergency Room, the nurses immediately put me on a wheelchair and sent me to the resident on-call. As I was explaining to the doctor what happened to me, the blurring and the tunneling in my vision went away. 614 more words