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Article posted by Lucy Lazarony on Jul 14 2014 Get answers and resolve grievances regarding Medicare coverage and benefits by reaching out to a Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. Medicare may cover key aspects of a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation costs, such as up to 100 days in a skilled nursing facility. And that is why it’s so […]

Article posted by Lisa O’Neill Hill on Jul 02 2014 When people have strokes, they go to the ER for treatment. Now, an ambulance in Texas is bringing the ER to patients. A neurologist, a paramedic, a nurse, and a computed tomography (CT) scanner technician ride on the ambulance, the same kind used by city […]

Aphasia is just one of many neurological speech, language and communication disorders that speech-language pathologists may encounter during their careers. Aphasia can be the result of stroke or traumatic head injury, and affects the parts of the brain that are responsible for using and comprehending language. Those suffering from aphasia can have difficulty or even […]

Tips for Reclaiming Your Job – Robert Trierweiler, MS, a certified rehabilitation counselor, outlines the steps a stroke survivor can take to make returning to work after a stroke easier. Article posted by Nancy Coulter-Parker on Jul 21, 2014 In the August issue of StrokeSmart® magazine, we interviewed Robert Trierweiler, MS, certified rehabilitation counselor and […]

Bill Would Give Social Security Credits to Caregivers On July 7, Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced important legislation to help caregivers increase the amount of Social Security benefits they would be eligible for when they retire. Under the proposal, caregivers could get credit for up to 5 years of unpaid care that they are providing […]

Heat Stroke vs. Stroke? Global Stroke Resource Offers Summertime Health Safety Tips Orlando, Fla. (July 9, 2014) – You want a healthy sun-kissed glow this summer, but would you be able to recognize when your body has had far too much exposure to sun or heat? It is important to know the signs of heat […]

One common experience of Stroke Survivors is uncontrollable emotional outbursts. Sometimes the outburst outweighs the degree that might be anticipated, for example, uncontrollable crying at a minor event. Sometimes the outburst is the opposite of what might be expected, for example, laughing instead of crying. David discusses this phenomena including giving examples from his personal […]

Dealing with Five Disabilities After Stroke Part 1. I. Movement dysfunction and paralysis II. Sensory dysfunction This month the first of two articles appears discussing the five major disabilities resulting from stroke. Walt explains each of them and how they are treated. Read this article.

Last week, our Virtual Lobby Days event came to end. We’re happy to report that it was remarkably successful! Nearly 1,000 advocates sent 4,200 messages to their members of Congress regarding stroke-related issues. We also had tremendous reach within Congress—with 47 state delegations contacted by members of the stroke community. We’re confident that stroke-related legislation […]

Message from National Stroke Association: The RAISE Awards annually recognizes individuals and groups across the country for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights. Awards are given in several categories and recognize people engaged in community-level awareness activities directly supporting National Stroke Association’s mission. 2014 Nominations Nominate Nominations for the third annual awards open in […]