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Study: Problems with Blood Flow to Heart Can Affect Brain


New research shows problems with blood flow to the heart can also affect the brain.

Strokes typically come from a problem with blood circulation in the brain, but this new study shows when arteries around the heart also have less blood flow, that can increase the risk of stroke.

Researchers followed more than 4000 people.  They found the ones who had strokes had calcium deposits in the arteries around the heart that blocked circulation.

They say this shows that hardening of the arteries needs to be considered a risk factor for stroke, along with increased age, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and obesity.

Sex education will soon start for school kids in Chicago in kindergarten.

The Chicago Board of Education approved the policy on Wednesday.

Teachers will talk with kids about sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the curriculum.

Kindergartners and first graders would also learn about anatomy, healthy relationships and personal safety.
Right now in the Chicago district, sex ed starts in fifth grade.  

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