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An article posted in NEWS-Medical: Minutes count when treating stroke, but current diagnostics take as long as three hours, careful lab work and skilled technicians to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis. Scientists at Cornell University’s Baker Institute for Animal Health have developed a device that helps diagnose stroke in less than 10 minutes using a […]

Peter, with the help of his daughter, is offering accessible one-on-one support to anyone who needs it. Who is Peter? Peter Andrews is a stroke survivor who has aphasia. He cannot read or write, but he can speak. After 7 years of recovery, he wants to help others with aphasia adapt to and overcome their […]

You know as well as I do that stigmas matter — and that they are hard to break. This week the horrible news broke that hate crimes against people with disabilities are up 41 percent in one country alone. Thus, I am delighted to share this press release below about a great new stigma-busting show […]

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Top Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease As you get older, you might worry more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s, but you can actually do a lot to lower your chances of getting it. Here are some important lifestyle tips that keep your brain young! PIX 1.pages

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — One in three people can’t list any warning signs of stroke, research from the American Stroke Association shows. However, the association added that putting common stroke symptoms into the lyrics of a song could help more people recognize when someone is having a stroke. And that could save […]

Busting Recovery Myths – What you need for speech & language recovery. And why you might not get it. “They told me the window for my recovery had closed. You’ve plateaued and there’s nothing more we can do for you right now.” I’ve had lots of stroke and brain-injury survivors recount similar stories. And then […]

Dear Survivor, National Stroke Association is conducting a survey called the Road Map to Recovery Preference Survey 2015 that aims to help us learn more about the post stroke community we currently serve. I invite you to take part in this survey project by clicking here now. The questions are designed to tell us more […]

An intracranial hemorrhage is the most devastating type of stroke. Dr. David Fiorella, an interventional neuroradiologist at Stony Brook University Medical Center, explains how the Apollo System, a new minimally invasive device, can help stroke survivors suffering from this type of stroke. StokeSmart: What is an intracranial hemorrhage? David Fiorella: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), or bleeding […]

Recent studies indicate that incorporating virtual reality technology—including that used in popular gaming systems like Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, and Microsoft Kinect—into a therapy regimen can help improve mobility and function. How it Works Virtual reality (VR) simulates real-life activities and experiences and provides feedback that makes you feel like you’re part of the gaming […]

At one point scientists believed the brain stopped growing new neural pathways as we grew older. While certainly the first years of childhood are developmentally dynamic, the latest research shows you can grow new pathways at any point in your life. If your brain has been injured by stroke or trauma, utilizing your brain’s capacity […]