aspirin http://wrvo.org en With strokes, "time saved is brain saved" http://wrvo.org/post/strokes-time-saved-brain-saved <p>While time is often a major factor in determining how much damage a medical ailment can cause, it is especially true with strokes. Under the right conditions, the reversibility of stroke symptoms can decrease by the minute. But why is the saying “time saved is brain saved” so important when it comes to strokes?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/larry_b_goldstein">Dr. Larry Goldstein</a>, discusses how to recognize a stroke, and why time is of the essence when it comes to treating them. Dr. Goldstein is a professor of neurology at Duke University and director of the Duke Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Carolina.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Goldstein.</strong></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:01:00 +0000 Take Care 47157 at http://wrvo.org With strokes, "time saved is brain saved" Does an aspirin a day really keep the doctor away? http://wrvo.org/post/does-aspirin-day-really-keep-doctor-away-0 <p>A growing number of doctors recommend a daily aspirin to patients who have cardiovascular disease. But many patients still have questions about who should be taking aspirin, and new research about the benefits of aspirin are still being conducted,</p><p>This week, “Take Care” speaks with <a href="http://www.flphi.org/charles-hennekens">Dr. Charles Hennekens</a>, the world’s leading authority on aspirin research in cardiovascular health. He was the first to demonstrate that aspirin prevents a first heart attack, and the first to discover the life-saving properties of aspirin, both for patients experiencing heart attacks as well as heart attack survivors. He’s held the distinction of being the<a href="http://charleshennekensmd.blogspot.com/"> third most widely cited medical researcher</a> in the world for over a decade.</p><p><strong>Click "Read More" to hear our interview with Dr. Charles Hennekens.</strong></p><p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 39568 at http://wrvo.org Does an aspirin a day really keep the doctor away? Weighing the risks and benefits of a daily aspirin http://wrvo.org/post/weighing-risks-and-benefits-daily-aspirin <p>More and more doctors are recommending their patients take a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes. And recently, new studies have suggested aspirin might help with cancer prevention, as well. But why does aspirin help? And who really should be taking it? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," spoke with the physician who first demonstrated the life-saving properties of aspirin, Dr. Charles Hennekens.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:46:05 +0000 WRVO News 39547 at http://wrvo.org Upcoming topics: allergies, apps to keep you healthy and the leading authority on aspirin http://wrvo.org/post/upcoming-topics-allergies-apps-keep-you-healthy-and-leading-authority-aspirin <p>Coming up on Take Care, we'll talk with an allergist to see if there's any relief in sight for seasonal sufferers. With symptoms like itchy eyes, a runny nose and a scratchy throat, the living isn't easy for those with allergies the summer.</p><p>Plus, a national travel writer gives advice on easy ways to stay healthy while you're away from home.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:24:35 +0000 Leah Landry 39078 at http://wrvo.org Upcoming topics: allergies, apps to keep you healthy and the leading authority on aspirin