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This week in heart and brain health

Follow our regular roundup to keep up with the latest health headlines.

Having a stroke more than doubles your risk of developing dementia. The Foundation’s 2016 Stroke Report details the close connection between these two damaging diseases.

Getting more physical activity in your 40s and 50s can help cut stroke risk later in life, a new study finds.

Nearly one third of kids are sleep deprived, prompting ParticipACTION to add sleep guidelines to their annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth for the first time.

New findings suggest a blood test could help identify patients at high risk of heart attack.

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