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Heidi Moawad, MD

Updated Articles and Resources

By Heidi Moawad, MD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 8 Ways to Lower Salt in Your Diet Created: Thursday, May 01, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Lowering salt in your diet can help decrease your risk of stroke.
    • What Would You do if You Thought You Were Having a Stroke? Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      A stroke scare can turn out to be something else. Learn which other conditions can seem similar to a stroke.
    • Neuropathy Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Neuropathy is a condition that affects the nerves. It can cause pain, weakness or numbness.
    • Vitamins and Herbs That Cause Stroke Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Some vitamins and herbs can increase the risk of stroke. Learn which vitamins to be careful of and stick with the recommended doses.
    • Stroke Basics Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      What happens during a stroke, how to recognize a stroke, the symptoms and treatment.
    • 9 Facts About Telemedicine That Everyone Should Know Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Telemedicine is a new method of health care delivery. Find out what you need to know about telemedicine.
    • Silent Stroke Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      News of a silent stroke is distressing- but it is not the end of the world.
    • June- It is Time for You to Play Medical Student Created: Sunday, June 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      A challenging case of a patient. Can you figure out what is wrong? Share your answer with the doctor game!
    • July- It is Time for You to Play Medical Student Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      What do you think is wrong with this patient? Do you think you should order any diagnostic tests and, if so, which diagnostic tests?
    • Types of Imaging Studies for Stroke Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      A variety of different x-rays and imaging studies are used for examination of the brain when someone is being evaluated for a stroke.
    • Warning- Too Many Miracle Breakthroughs! Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Health information is abundant- and often incorrect. Tips for staying sane amid all of the health tips.
    • Turning to Botox After a Stroke Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Botox injection is known as a cosmetic procedure but it has been used to treat muscle contractures and spasticity for many years.
    • 8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor visits Created: Sunday, June 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Healthcare is a complicated matter. Learn how to get the most out of your own healthcare.
    • What is Muscle Rigidity? Created: Sunday, February 22, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn the definition of the term muscle rigidity
    • Cavernous Malformations and Their Relationship to Stroke Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A cavernous malformation is a rare type of vascular malformation, but those who have it are at risk of suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. Learn about cavernous malformations in this article."
    • What is Vascular Neurology? Created: Monday, April 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The basics about vascular neurology: Learn why the field of vascular neurology was born and why vascular neurologists are so important for the treatment of strokes.
    • Thalamus Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of the word thalamus
    • What Is Stroke? Created: Friday, September 28, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is stroke? Understanding stroke can save you and your loved ones from a lifetime of physical disability and emotional grief. Here you will find basic information about what strokes are and a...
    • Broca's Aphasia Created: Sunday, January 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Broca's aphasia - Learn the definition of the term Broca's Aphasia.
    • Dysphagia : Swallowing Problems After a Stroke Created: Monday, January 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Dysphagia, or swallowing dysfunction, is a common occurrence after stroke. It can be extremely debilitating. Learn about the normal swallowing reflex, the causes of swallowing dysfunction, and th...
    • Diffusion Weighted MRI Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      What is a DWI weighted MRI? Stroke.
    • Does your doctor's political preference matter to you? Created: Friday, June 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Does your doctor's political preference matter to you?
    • What is an Atrial Septal Aneurysm? Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      What is an atrial septal aneurysm?
    • What is a Migrainous Infarction Created: Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Migrainous infarction is a stroke which occurs in the setting of a migraine attack. If you suffer from migraines, migrainous infarction is a subject you should know about.
    • Carotid Stenosis Created: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Internal carotid stenosis is the narrowing of the two largest blood vessels that provide blood to the brain. Physicians take internal carotid stenosis very seriously, especially when people with t...
    • Lupus as a Cause of Stroke Created: Sunday, November 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      When someone has lupus, their immune system produces antibodies against the body’s own tissues and causes damage to multiple organs. Strokes are a relatively common occurrence in people who a...
    • What is Transcortical Aphasia? Created: Sunday, January 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Transcortical aphasias are some of these more uncommon types of aphasia. Below we describe the three different types of transcortical aphasia." itemprop="description" Saturday, October 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Learn the definition of the term ischemic stroke.
    • Septic Embolus Created: Saturday, October 06, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Learn the definition of the term
    • Joint Commission Certified Stroke Centers by State Created: Friday, April 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Primary stroke centers are hospitals which have been certified by the Joint Commission as centers that comply with the latest hospital guidelines for the treatment of stroke. Find out which hospit...
    • Stroke Prevention-Six Ways to Stay Stroke-Free Created: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and yet only a small fraction of Americans understands what they can do to optimize stroke prevention. This article provides you wi...
    • What Is Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome? Created: Monday, August 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction - Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction explained

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