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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke, an article posted 4/28/14 for American Heart/Stroke Association. Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had a stroke, according to two research abstracts presented this […]

Ignoring mini strokes ‘puts people at risk of full stroke’, an article posted by on April 29, 2014 The Stroke Association has warned that those who ignore symptoms of a mini stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) put themselves at risk of a full stroke. TIA causes similar symptoms to a stroke, such as speech […]

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 […]

THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION: Genentech, in collaboration with National Stroke Association and American College of Emergency Physicians, has developed a variety of tools and resources to help you build a successful stroke awareness campaign in your community. And you can easily customize many of these materials by adding your institution’s logo […]

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 […]

Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn Apr 07 2014 Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and stroke is the fourth leading cause of death. However, compared to similar conditions, such as cancer, heart attacks and diabetes, the public lacks knowledge about stroke. This is clear when looking at the statistics. • Less […]

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 […]

This message is from National Stroke Association: Earlier this week Congress passed another temporary “fix” to the Medicare therapy caps. They extended the exceptions process for one year (through Mar. 31, 2015). This process allows stroke survivors on Medicare to get more outpatient therapy than the $1,920 caps allow, but only if their healthcare provider […]