Ginkgo Biloba May Help Memory, but May Have Serious Health Risks

Ginkgo biloba has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and today it is one of the most popular herbal supplements, widely advertised as a beneficial antioxidant that helps prevent memory loss and dementia. Like most herbal products, however, there have been few clinical studies to see if these claims are accurate. Though both possible risks and benefits have been found in research, whether or not ginkgo biloba is good or bad for you is not yet known, and should be discussed with your physician.

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Prevent Disability by Learning Stroke Symptoms

Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and the #1 cause of long-term disability. Having one stroke increases the risk for having another stroke in the next year. Recognizing the early signs of stroke can save lives, prevent long-term disability, and improve quality of life.

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