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Stroke survivors on Medicare have been put through enough! Year after year, they are hit with the possibility of facing a punitive cap on their rehabilitative therapy. Thankfully Congress routinely allows for an exceptions process, but it must be renewed every year. That usually happens at the last minute, right before the old exceptions process […]

This from the National Stroke Association: The national and international effects of stroke are clear. In the United States, 795,000 people will experience a stroke every year. Globally, stroke will claim six million lives annually. World Stroke Day is right around the corner and we are still pushing members of Congress support the U.S. and […]

Urge Congress to Support Brain Research- Send a Message Ask legislators to support brain research by funding the National Institutes of Health and the BRAIN Initiative. Brain research is a high priority for members of the stroke community, as it can lead to innovations in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for stroke survivors. The federal […]

Gina writes: “NEED HELP”! I had meningococcal encephalitis in 2008 & it paralyzed my vocal chords. I haven’t spoke since I’m 40 & have two daughters, 14 & 18 & i’d love to tell them I love them I read about you’re program & wondered if you had any programs that would suit me. I […]

MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION: Congress returns to Washington D.C. on September 9, 2014 from their month-long district work period. With the 113th Congress coming to an end in December, National Stroke Association asks you to join us in a final push to get Congress to repeal Medicare’s therapy cap. As part of the push […]

Understanding Aphasia – A free educational resource launched to increase awareness for National Stroke Week in Australia (8-14th September 2014) Please find a link below to a free video aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the effects of living with a communication difficulty caused by brain injury (Aphasia). www.youtube.com/user/understandingaphasia Aphasia is a complex condition […]

Simple, yet direct, a query arises: Why do I do my blog? Good question, grasshopper. Actually, there are several reasons uncovered around why I decided to dive in and be a blogger. Part of it is: To Be Unique To be completely honest, I really didn’t want to do this blog at all at the […]

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 […]