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Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center

Richard T. Benson, MD, PhD, is the associate medical director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

 

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A delicate balance: Control high blood pressure to reduce stroke risk

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
November 06, 2018

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. But many patients don’t realize that high blood pressure…

3 steps to avoid a second stroke

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
June 18, 2018

Having a stroke can be a life-changing experience. Nobody wants to go through it twice. Upon recovery, one of the…

Can the flu cause a stroke?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 04, 2018

In April 2018, beloved Night Court actor Harry Anderson died at 65 from a cardioembolic stroke, which involves blockage of…

Stroke: A young person’s disease?

by Richard T. Benson, MD, Associate Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
May 12, 2017

If you think you’re too young to have a stroke, think again. A study published in April 2017 showed that…