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This is a message from the American Stroke Association: During American Stroke Month this May, the American Stroke Association needs your help! You can help increase awareness by reaching out to your colleagues, family and friends to spread the word about stroke. Together we can end stroke! See what you can do to end stroke […]

Video posted April 08, 2014 What can be done to improve stroke care in emergency departments with existing drugs and technologies? That’s the question we put to three stroke neurologists, who said door-to-needle times and procedures have not yet been optimized. That is also the question that was put to three stroke neurologists — Natalia […]

This article posted on MedPageToday on 4/9/2014: What works best for recovery after stroke-induced impairment? We asked three experts in stroke rehabilitation: Howard S. Kirshner, MD, professor and vice-chairman of neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville; Samir Belagaje, MD, director of stroke rehabilitation at Emory University’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center in Atlanta; and Larry […]

Stroke Rounds: Early Signs of Stroke Missed in Many Cases – Article posted on April 8, 2014 to MedPage Today By Todd Neale. Many strokes may be missed in emergency departments (EDs) in the days before the problems become obvious, a retrospective study suggested. Of 187,188 admissions for stroke, 12.7% were associated with an ED […]

This article appeared in Stroke Connection’s Spring, 2014 issue: Our cover story features Illinois’ junior senator, Mark Kirk. Sen. Kirk survived a stroke in January 2012. He spent months in rehab at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. “I am focused on how we can get people who have suffered stroke to return to work, and […]

Most Stroke Signs Unrecognized by Most Women – Article Published: Mar 21, 2014 by Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Knowledge of the signs of stroke appears to be low among U.S. women, particularly Hispanics, a survey showed. Slightly more than half of the participants (51%) identified sudden one-sided weakness or numbness of the […]

Women Need Only Exercise at Moderate Intensity to Protect Against Stroke; Men Need More Vigorous Fitness Plan February 28, 2014 The health benefits of exercise cannot be overstated. And while diet accounts for about 80 percent of the health benefits you reap from a healthy lifestyle, exercise works in a synergistic manner with proper nutrition […]

If you have a stroke within about 3 miles of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, you might end up in the first mobile stroke unit in the U.S., which is scheduled to begin treating patients within weeks. The unit — a standard ambulance equipped with a CT scanner and stocked with clot-busting tissue plasminogen […]

The journey of rehabilitation and recovery is all about attaining a meaningful and satisfying quality of life based on our present circumstances. I recently watched an interview with the phenomally successful Vivek Ranadive during which, in explaining his success coaching basketball despite having no background or knowledge of the game, made a comment to the […]

An article posted to the New York Daily News by Tracy Miller. A statement by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association lays out for the first time a set of stroke prevention guidelines for doctors and their female patients. Taking birth control pills can influence a woman’s risk of stroke. So can migraines […]