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Social Security Disability Insurance provides income to people unable to work because of a disability. And if you qualify, this insurance provides regular monthly payments based on your lifetime earnings. To qualify, you must meet the strict definition of “disability” under Social Security program rules and you must have worked long enough under Social Security […]

A message from The National Aphasia Association: (NAA) Regional Speaking Out! Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL – May 24th, 2014 This conference offers the expertise of leaders in the field of aphasia rehabilitation who will be presenting the latest perspectives on aphasia intervention, treatment and research, community aphasia programs, advocacy and living with aphasia […]

The AFTD’s 2014 Education Conference and Annual Meeting White Plains, NY – March 14th, 2014 For all of our friends that are living with or connected to someone with Primary Progressive Aphasia or another Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), we hope that you will be able to join The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) in White Plains, […]

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Lead to Stroke Posted by Mara Calomino Jan 16 2014 for Stroke Smart Each year almost 20 million Americans who are seeking respite from back pain, neck pain, headaches and sinus problems visit the chiropractor. For many, the manipulations provide some relief. But some of these techniques, including cervical neck manipulation or […]

After a stroke, it’s not uncommon to fall behind in paying for medical bills and other expenses. Getting back on track financially can seem a daunting task, but these tips can help get you started.

Could having anxiety boost the risk of a stroke? According to a new long-term study done by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, higher levels of anxiety are linked to higher risk of stroke. Read More

Science and technology continue to develop innovative tools for stroke recovery. These advances arise as neurologists come to more fully understand the brain’s extraordinary ability to recover from the damage that stroke brings. Understanding how the brain recovers allows medical practitioners and bioengineers to focus on ways in which technology can help the brain mending […]

Article posted December 11, 2013 by Deena Beasley; Editing by Jan Paschal) for Reuters.com (Reuters) – An advisory panel of medical experts voted on Wednesday to recommend that U.S. health regulators approve an experimental stroke-prevention device made by Boston Scientific Corp The panel voted 13 to 1 that the benefits outweigh the risks of the […]

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Here is a highlight of a recent question for our Professional for the Month and the Pro’s reply: Question: Living in a foreign country with aphasia Posted: 2014-01-02 07:40:58 Currently my husband (48) is diagnosed with severe global aphasia after a recent massive stroke. The initial prognosis was no speech/no comprehension at all unless he […]

Our voices were heard! National Stroke Association would like to thank the thousands of advocates who responded to our requests to contact Congress about the Medicare therapy caps issue. You sent over 16,200 messages telling your representatives to “stop the therapy caps” by extending the exceptions process. This process enables survivors on Medicare to receive […]