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5 young New Yorkers with mild COVID-19 cases were recently hospitalized with strokes. Doctors say the coronavirus can cause blood clots.

A New York doctor said there's been an uptick in the number of local young people having strokes. That could be because of COVID-19-related clots.
It may be difficult to recover from a stroke, and you'll likely need a range of therapies.

How to recover from a stroke with 4 types of therapy

You can recover from a stroke with a range of physical, occupational, emotional, and speech therapies. Here's what you need to know.

Oatmeal, apples, and cheese could help protect you from a stroke, but too many eggs may have the opposite effect

A new study of more than 400,000 Europeans looked at two type of strokes, and found the foods linked to each were different.
Your doctor may be able to see an aneurysm before it ruptures with an MRI.

Are there warning signs before an aneurysm? How to know your risk

There aren't usually warning signs before an aneurysm ruptures, but you can know your risk factors before it's too late.
A stroke is a disruption in the blood flow to the brain.

What is a stroke? Risk factors, symptoms, and treatments

A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Symptoms include slurring of speech, lightheadedness, and loss of balance.
Arkansas has one of the highest stroke rates, making people who grew up there susceptible to cognitive decline later in life too.

People who grow up in the South are more likely to have worse brain health in later life, even if they move away as a teen

The new study also found people who move to the so-called Stroke Belt in middle age or later aren't as likely to suffer the cognitive consequences.
Hypertension can lead to heart disease or stroke.

How hypertension, heart disease, and stroke are related

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the cause of many cardiovascular conditions and it increases your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Heartbeat irregularity can cause higher risk of stroke.

Burnout may lead to an irregular heartbeat decades later, according to a first-of-its kind new study

The study found that the people most at risk for heart irregularities were those who classified themselves as the most stressed 23 years prior.
A certain compound in chile peppers may be responsible for its health benefits.

Eating chili peppers 4 times a week could cut your risk of deadly diseases, even if the rest of your diet is unhealthy

In a large Italian study, researchers found that people who regularly ate the peppers were less likely to die from heart attacks and strokes.
Eating mostly vegetables and some fish may be best for your heart

Vegetarians and vegans may have a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, but carnivores have a higher risk of heart disease

The study followed nearly 50,000 people for 18 years. Meat eaters had a higher risk of heart disease, and pescatarians fared best overall.