Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

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One year after explosion, Tedy’s Team runs the Boston Marathon

Chanting “Boston Strong,” all 76 members of Tedy’s Team started the Boston Marathon on Monday morning to help raise money for the American Stroke Association. The group was led by its namesake, former New England Patriot player Tedy Bruschi, who …

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Stroke patients treated faster when hospitals use proven strategies

Stroke patients got the critical medication they needed faster at hospitals where basic communications were improved and other research-based tactics were used, according to new research evaluating treatment

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Voting open for national gospel singing competition

Now’s the time to support a favorite budding gospel artist in a nationwide singing competition – all while helping to raise awareness about stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke

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Stroke patients should receive customized palliative care

People recovering from a stroke should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering, according to a scientific statement published Monday

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Consistent blood pressure control may cut rate of second stroke in half

Stroke survivors who consistently control their blood pressure may reduce the likelihood of a second stroke by more than half, according to new research released Thursday in the American

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: This stroke survivor is dedicated to helping others beat, avoid stroke

During a pleasant weekend visit with her mother, Amy Edmunds asked a question. Then she asked it again. And again. The repetition was so bizarre that Amy’s mom called 9-1-1.

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Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue their own hobbies and interests

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research released on Thursday. Researchers used several questionnaires to assess well-being after

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Many U.S. women don’t know stroke warning signs

Many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke , according to research conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and released Wednesday. In a

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Rev. Michael O. Minor preaches the gospel of healthy living

When Rev. Michael O. Minor moved back home to the Mississippi Delta, after 10 years in Boston, he noticed something alarming. People were dying. “I was doing a funeral almost

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One-third of young people who survive a stroke lose independence

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to