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Blood Clot Removal Could Help More Stroke Victims, Study Finds

Hayden Bird/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The window for helping certain stroke patients with a potentially life-saving blood clot removal surgical treatment may be longer than previously thought, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Traditionally stroke is treated with medications that stabilize or diminish blood clots in the brain. In select patients surgical intervention to remove the clot may be possible to mitigate effects of the stroke.Currently, the American Stroke Association advises that blood clot removal for some patients --...
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This Mom Threw Out Her Kids’ Toys and Got Her Life Back

Courtesy Allie Casazza(NEW YORK) -- Allie Casazza was drowning -- in toys.“I had this huge room in my house, dedicated to toys,” she told ABC News. “Bins overflowing with stuff. A $150 light-up unicorn no one played with. The playroom was the bane of my existence.”She describes a scene familiar to many moms. “I’d send the kids into the playroom and they’d dump out a few things. They’d be back moments later, saying they were bored and asking for snacks," she said.Trying to keep herself...
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Elderly Couple Reunited After Forced to Live Apart for Months

Courtesy Ashley Bartyik(NEW YORK) -- An elderly Canadian couple has finally been reunited after being forced to live in separate nursing homes for more than eight months, according to their granddaughter.The reunion, which was filled with "tears of joy," came after Wolfram Gottschalk, 83, and Anita Gottschalk, 81, were photographed crying in late August during a visitation a few months after they were first separated, according to their granddaughter, Ashley Bartyik."This is the saddest photo I have ever taken," Bartyik, 29, captioned the photo posted to...
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Your Body: How Sex Affects Wellness at an Older Age

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorYou've probably already heard that having sex has health benefits. But there is currently little data looking specifically at how sex affects wellness in older people.Researchers have now found, however, that women who found sex with their partners to be extremely satisfying had a lower risk of high blood pressure five years later. On the other hand, men who found sex extremely pleasurable and satisfying had a higher risk of cardiovascular events.The research suggests this uncovers...
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