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  • When Stroke Affects the Parietal Lobe
    When Stroke Affects the Parietal Lobe
    T he parietal lobe is one of four lobes that make up the cerebral cortex, the wrinkly hemispheres of the brain right beneath the skull. It occupies a position at the top of the brain, behind the frontal lobe, a little more than halfway back, extending to the occipital lobe at the back of the skull, and above the temporal lobe. Its blood supply is primarily ... more
  • Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes
    Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes
    During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart. The quintuple bypass surgery that followed was “the scariest moment of my life,” she recalled. Despite a ... more